a field of sunflowers for dove hunting


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.



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



    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.