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Excellent early high-oleic hybrid with dependable yield potential and test weight.
Provides genetic resistance to the races of downy mildew present in North America prior to 2009.
Well-suited in markets for high-oleic® oil, bird food and dehulling.
Suitable for northern planting areas with shorter growing seasons.
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Days to Flowering
Days to Physiological Maturity
Suitability - Delay Planting
Suitability - Solid Seedling
Disease and Insect Traits
Downy Mildew Resistance
Sclerotinia Head Rot
Sclerotinia Stalk Rot
For best stand establishment, seed is treated with CruiserMaxx® Sunflower, a fungicide and insecticide treatment; always follow label directions for safe handling.
Stand establishment is important. Maintain planters in optimum condition. Monitor planting depth. It is preferred to plant 1.5 inches deep and into at least 0.5 inch of moisture. Seed may be planted 2.5 inches deep, but expect delayed emergence and reduced stands.
Plant during an acceptable planting window for your area; be sure the hybrid maturity rating is appropriate for the planting date.
Under no-till practices, increase plant populations by 5 percent to 10 percent versus conventional till management.
Growers should monitor fields for insect pests and use appropriate insecticides if needed; the economic threshold is dependent upon infestation, pesticide cost and crop value.
Sunflowers should be harvested in a timely manner; harvesting below 10 percent moisture reduces marketable yield and increases the chance for combine fires.
Developed to be used with the CLEARFIELD® Production System — CLEARFIELD hybrids are tolerant to applications of BEYOND® herbicide; follow label directions for growth stages and application rates.
It is extremely important to manage insect pests, especially those that infest seeds; significant price discounts or crop rejection can occur if insect damage exceeds contract specifications.
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