NDSU Extension to Provide Sunflower Production Update
Saturday, January 1, 2022
filed under: Optimizing Plant Development/Yields
Sunflower producers and crop advisers interested in sunflower production management updates should plan to participate in the Zoom conference ‘2022 Getting-It-Right in Sunflower Production’ on Tuesday, February 1, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Central time. The program will be conducted by North Dakota State University Extension and is supported by the National Sunflower Association.
Preregistration is required at https://tinyurl.com/fdfwbt4d. All who preregister will receive emailed instructions on how to participate in the meeting. The program is free.
The 2021 cropping season was dry, but late-season rain is recharging the soil profile in many areas. Every year, agronomists and producers have to make many timely decisions before and during the sunflower growing season.
“Sunflower research-based production information is generated annually,” says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist for broadleaf crops. It is very important for agronomists and producers to learn as much as possible about practical and new knowledge. “This sunflower educational event will provide insight and suggestions that can help producers with sunflower production decisions for the 2022 growing season,” says Greg Endres NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist and co-organizer of the event.
Topics to be covered during the February 1 Zoom event range from hybrid selection to what has been learned from the fall 2021 sunflower survey, from plant nutrient and soil management to updates for weed, disease and insect management, and sunflower marketing.
Attendees will receive a list of several pertinent extension sunflower production resources as reference materials. These materials are supplemental to the presentations.
The presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.