Sunflowers are being grown in the Northeast for their potential to add value to diversified operations as fuel, feed, fertilizer, and an important rotational crop. Some sunflower varieties have also been gaining popularity for their potential to produce high quality edible oil. The major sunflower production areas are in the northern Great Plains, so seed production and agronomic management guidelines generally come from this region. Identifying varieties of sunflower that will perform well in Vermont’s climate is essential to viable crop production. With this in mind, UVM Extension’s Northwest Crop and Soil Program has been evaluating sunflower varieties for performance in our microclimate.


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