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Agronomy

Sunflowers in the Midwest

We've got the opportunity to contract oilseed sunflowers in the midwest (upper IL). Curious what kind of yields people are seeing in areas with adequate rainfall. We get around 36in a year, and plenty in May-June when we'd be planting them for full season.


We might also try some double crop after wheat too if anyone has experience with that.


Anyone try seeding a clover or cover crop in the sunflowers? We'll probably try that too.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

My father and I raised sunflowers for Cargill for seed production in the early 80’s for 1 year. The yield wasn’t as good as Cargill hoped f...

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Thanks, I'm north west of you about an hour. 88 and rt 40 area.


A neighbor is trying double crop sunflowers on 120 ac so we'll see how it g...

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