a field of sunflowers for dove hunting

SUNFLOWERS

Every serious dove plot manager from North Dakota to Argentina knows that doves love sunflowers!  In order to create the most productive plots, you need to start with the highest quality seed.  In our opinion that is the Clearfield Production System.   Power Plot Clearfield’s are a hybrid sunflower.  Growers can use a variety of pre-emergent herbicides as well as Beyond herbicide post-seeding.

Clearfield Production System

The The Clearfield® Production System is a well-established global brand that encompasses a broad range of crops, herbicides and geographies. In 2010, BASF introduced the Clearfield® Plus Production System – the next generation of traits for enhanced tolerance and weed control. Wherever growers use the Clearfield and Clearfield Plus Production Systems, they understand they will deliver exceptional weed control, convenience and the agronomic traits that meet their specific local needs.

To preserve the long-term of the Clearfield and Clearfield Plus sunflower technology, certain stewardship practices must be followed. Clearfield and Clearfield Plus sunflower producers are asked to help protect and prolong the usefulness of this technology by following specific requirements and recommendations to help prevent weed resistance.

CLEARFIELD POWER PLOT – DOVE!

HYBRID SUNFLOWER SEED

Price $250.00 per 35-lbs Bag. 

  • Beyond® herbicide tolerant
  • Great option for dove hunting plots
  • All seed comes with standard seed treatment – Ask about non-treated seed avaibilty 
  • 225,000 seeds/bag
  • Size 4 seed

 

    N4H161 CL     

    • High Oleic, Beyond® herbicide tolerant
    • Excellent yield and oil content for maturity
    • Shorter plant height
    • Earliest maturity in the Nuseed lineup

    BENEFITS

    Seed Type

    High Oleic

    Yield for Maturity

    8

    Oil Content

    6

    • Emergence 80% 80%
    • Uniformity at Flower 50% 50%
    • Test Weight 70% 70%
    • Root Rating 80% 80%
    • Stalk Rating 80% 80%
    • Dry Down 80% 80%

    Cobalt II

    • High Oleic, Beyond® herbicide tolerant
    • Excellent disease resistance
    • Excellent seed set and center fill
    • Shorter plant height
    • Resistance to multiple races of downy mildew

    BENEFITS

    Seed Type

    High Oleic

    Yield for Maturity

    8

    Oil Content

    6

    • Emergence 80% 80%
    • Test Weight 70% 70%
    • Root Strength 80% 80%
    • Stalk Rating 80% 80%
    • Dry Down 80% 80%

    ASK THE EXPERT

    Q. What is the optimal planting depth for sunflowers?
    1. Ideal is 1 7/8 – 2) to shallow will create lodging
    Q. What population should I plant at?

    A. 21,000 – 23,000 plants per acre is ideal

    Q. Is it OK to plant Sunflowers on the same piece of ground for multiple years?

    A. No, it is not a good idea to plant sunflowers on sunflowers because it will bring in plant diseases, a 3-year rotation is always best.

    Q. How Early can I plant sunflowers?

    A. As soon as the ground temperature stays at 52 degrees

    Q. How hardy are emerging sunflowers?

    A. Sunflowers in the cotyledon stage can take some below-freezing temperatures and survive, keep in mind that the growing point is above the ground, and if it freezes hard unlike corn they will not regrow.

    Q. What can I spray on Clearfield Sunflowers?

    A. On Clearfield sunflower hybrids, use a non-ionic surfactant (NIS at 0.25% v/v) with at least 80% active load (ex., 80/20) with Beyond herbicide. 3. Always apply Beyond herbicide with a nitrogen fertilizer, such as liquid or dry spray-grade AMS, 28%N, 32%N or 10-34-00

    Q. When should you apply BEYOND on Clearfield Sunflowers?
    1.  Apply BEYOND to sunflowers from the 2‐ to 8‐leaf growth stage before broadleaf weeds exceed 3 inches in height. Add non‐ionic surfactant at 2 qt per 100 gal of spray solution plus liquid nitrogen at 1‐2 qt/A or ammonium sulfate at 1.5‐3 lb/A.
    Q. Can I use a pre emergent?

    A:  Yes, use non-ALS-inhibiting herbicides such as Prowl H2O that provide soil residual control of broadleaf and grass weeds at the planting of Clearfield sunflowers to reduce early-season weed competition.