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NDSU Extension Bulletin 25 (Revised Sept. 2007)

Sunflower Production Handbook
This revised publication is directed primarily to the commercial production of sunflower. It provides specific guidelines and recommendations on production practices, pest identification and pest management, based on the most current information available. You may order the NDSU Extension Bulletin 25 through the NSA online catalog or download the bulletin by clicking on the file name below (please note it is a very large file so it may take a while to download).

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NDSU Extension Bulletin 25 - Revised 9/2007 (document) File Size: 5461 kb

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High Plains Sunflower Production Handbook

This handbook is produced by Colorado State University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming, and USDA ARS Central Great Plains Research Station. The handbook covers basic sunflower production and protection practices, emphasizing the growing conditions and requirements within the Western High Plains region. The reader will also find information about hybrid selection and production practices, insects, diseases, and other related topics.

Click on the following link to download the handbook in PDF format (Adobe Reader required). It is a large file so please note it may take a while to download. If you would like to purchase the handbook, it is available via the NSA Online Catalog.

High Plains Sunflower Production Handbook

Manitoba Sunflower Production Guide

The Sunflower Production Guide was produced by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, along with the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC). This glove compartment-sized guide provides information on field selection, seeding rates, depths, fertilizer recommendations and sunflower harvesting tips.

Also featured in the guide is full-color photos of sunflower pests to aid in identifying insects and diseases. The 40-page hard copy publication is available by phone, 204-945-3893, and through the NSAC ( Link to production information online via the link below.

Sunflower Production and Management

Managing Insect Pests of Texas Sunflowers

Managing Insect Pests of Texas Sunflowers
Vivid photos and data tables abound in this full-color 19 page publication produced by Texas A & M University System. The document describes suggested ways of managing the many insect pests affecting Texas sunflower production. Download a copy by clicking on the filename below.

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Managing Insect Pests of Texas Sunflower (document) File Size: 1236 kb

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Sunflower Magazine Supplements

These helpful supplements have appeared in past issues of The Sunflower magazine. Many have found them useful and we hope you will too.

Sunflower Magazine Supplements

Seed Placement & Stand Uniformity (document) File Size: 710 kb

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Seed Placement & Stand Uniformity

Harvest Supplement  (document) File Size: 435 kb

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Weed Control in Sunflower (document) File Size: 5540 kb

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Fertilization of Sunflower (document) File Size: 3735 kb

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Optimizing Sunflower Yield (document) File Size: 5694 kb

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