Sunflower Hybrid
MY8S527
72 RM
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Traits and Technology

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Overview

  • Full-season, single-cross high-oleic hybrid.
  • Excellent uniformity.
  • Best adapted to South Dakota, the High Plains and Texas.
  • May perform best under higher plant populations.
Management Guidelines

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Product Ratings
7-9 Good 4-6 Fair 1-3 Poor
Characteristics
Drydown
7
Flowering Uniformity
8
Oil Content
7
Premature Ripening
8
Root Quality
7
Self Compatibility
8
Stalk Quality
8
Test Weight
7
Maturity Traits
Days to Flowering72
Days to Physiological Maturity102
Maturity Group
5
Management Traits
Suitability - Delay Planting
5
Suitability - Solid Seedling
8
Disease and Insect Traits
Downy Mildew ResistanceNone
MidgeNot Rated
Phomoposis
7
Rust
7
Sclerotinia Head Rot
7
Sclerotinia Stalk Rot
7
VerticilliumNot Rated

Management Guidelines

  • For best stand establishment, seed is treated with a fungicide and insecticide treatment; CruiserMaxx ® Sunflower 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.
  • Oleic levels generally are enhanced by warm temperatures during seed fill; if planting of a high-oleic hybrid is delayed or replanting is necessary, an earlier-maturing, high-oleic sunflower suitable for the shortened growing season is recommended.