Sunflowers are being grown in the Northeast for their potential to add value to a diversified operation as fuel, feed, fertilizer, and an important rotational crop. 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 particular climate is essential to viable crop production. With this in mind, UVM Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Program have been evaluating sunflower varieties for their performance in our microclimate.


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