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No-Till on the Plains Conference

Video produced for the No-Till On the Plains Conference in Salina, Kansas on Jan. 25-26, 2011.

Sunflower on the High Plains (document) File Size: 4883 kb

Features Kansas Grower and National Sunflower Association Board Member Karl Esping.

Improve Plant Spacing

John Smith, Agricultural Engineer with the University of Nebraska at Scottsbluff, conducted seed placement tests on oil sunflower and large seeded confections using a variety of metering and planter types. His observations and recommendations for calibration and adjustments to achieve excellent plant spacing can be viewed on the videos below. For specific questions on sunflower planter calibration issues you may contact John Smith at:

John A. Smith
Professor/Machinery Systems Engineer
University of Nebraska
4502 Ave. I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-1247

If you have problems opening these videos please email Tina at or call 701-328-5138.

Additional Documents

1a. Improve Plant Spacing - Introduction (document) File Size: 10272 kb

1a. Improve Plant Spacing - Introduction

1b. Uniform Rotation of Drive System (document) File Size: 7944 kb

1b. Uniform Rotation of Drive System

1c. Planter Malfunction - Troubleshooting (document) File Size: 7925 kb

1c. Planter Malfunction - Troubleshooting

1d. CaseIH 1200 Series (document) File Size: 14724 kb

1d. CaseIH 1200 Series

1e. Deere / Max Emerge Series (document) File Size: 20374 kb

1e. Deere / Max Emerge Series

1f. Deere / Finger Pickup Series (document) File Size: 10722 kb

1f. Deere / Finger Pickup Series

1g. Seed Tube Evaluation (document) File Size: 4406 kb

1g. Seed Tube Evaluation

1h. Precision Planting - Seed Monitor (document) File Size: 7914 kb

1h. Precision Planting - Seed Monitor

1i. Closing Comments (document) File Size: 2617 kb

1i. Closing Comments

1j. Case IH Meter Unit  (document) File Size: 3416 kb

1j. Case IH Meter Unit

1k. Deere / Finger Pickup Meter Unit (document) File Size: 1896 kb

1k. Deere / Finger Pickup Meter Unit

1l. Deere / Max Emerge Meter Unit (document) File Size: 2310 kb

1l. Deere / Max Emerge Meter Unit

Sunflower Desiccation

When are sunflowers ready for desiccation? Listen as Kirk Howatt from NDSU Plant Sciences discusses when sunflowers are ready for desiccation.

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Additional Documents

Desiccating Video (document) File Size: 18462 kb

Desiccating Video

Sunflower Desiccation in Action

Sunflower Desiccation (document) File Size: 9959 kb

A view from the cab of a 4830 John Deere High Boy Sprayer desiccating sunflower on a field near Washburn, ND

Four Good Reasons to Grow Sunflower

Listen to sunflower producers as they discuss reasons why they plant sunflowers. These producers have sunflowers in their rotation as sunflower has provided a good return over the years and given them a consistent positive bottom line.

Additional Documents

Four Good Reasons To Grow Sunflowers  (document) File Size: 21224 kb

Four Good Reasons To Grow Sunflowers

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