Sunflower hybrid selection is one of the most important decisions a grower makes. There are a number of factors that go into the selection process – classes of hybrids, yield, maturity, standability, pest and disease tolerance, just to name a few.
According to the National Sunflower Association, here are the factors growers need to consider:
- Decide which characteristics are absolutely necessary
- Plant hybrids that have been successful in the past
- Plant strip trials
- Seek yield data from multiple locations and years
- Rely on trials that mimic personal field situations
- Think of characteristics that can lower production costs
- Try a little bit of something new each year
Syngenta offers sunflower hybrids that are localized to growers’ fields. We screen germplasm around the world to identify genetics that fit U.S. growing conditions so that our sunflower hybrids meet local needs. Growers receive an added bonus on select hybrids with Unistand™, an innovative technology that provides growers with easier, more accurate planting and improved crop emergence. Unistand always produces a size 3 seed and consistently delivers excellent singulation during planting.
Contact your Syngenta sales representative or reseller for information about Syngenta sunflower hybrids.
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