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The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) is a national, non-for profit, producer-funded organization that works on behalf of the sunflower growers of Canada to promote and expand the industry, both internationally and domestically.  The NSAC represents approximately 350 producers of both confectionary and oilseed sunflowers throughout the Prairie Provinces.

Latest News & Events

August 14, 2014 – MB Sunflower Crop Report

Posted: August 14, 2014

The sunflower crop continues to soak up the hot temperatures over the past two weeks and development is in the R6 stage for early planted crop and in the R4-R5 stage for later planted sunflowers.

Lygus bug nymphs and adults continues to be found, as counts in some areas are at or above economic threshold.  (1 adult per 9 heads) Damage can occur until the seed shells have hardened sufficiently for the insect to no longer penetrate the shell, which starts at the R6-R7 stage.

Click to read the August 14, 2014 report

Tailgate Sunflower Tour – Aug 7 @ Elgin, MB

Posted: August 5, 2014

Join the NSAC and DuPont Crop Protection for an in-field interactive learning session on August 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Elgin, MB area.

This will be a great opportunity to capitalize on an “in the field” learning session.  DuPont will be showcasing some of their latest products that have come on the market as well as some helpful proactive scouting tips from our agronomy network.

RSVP today to:
Troy @ research@canadasunflower.com or 750-1774
Stacy @ stacy.pearson@dupont.com or 204-384-6851

Click here to view the full invite.

July 31, 2014 – MB Sunflower Crop Report

Posted: August 5, 2014

The sunflower crop continues to accelerate through growth stages under the warm conditions. Early planted sunflowers in the R 5.1 to R 5.5 stage, with later planted sunflowers in the R-4 stage.

Lygus bug (Figure 1) numbers exceeding the economic threshold (1 adult per 9 heads) have been reported from many areas of the province.  Sunflowers are susceptible to damage until the seed shells have hardened sufficiently for the insect to no longer penetrate the shell. Applications are best made in the evening (after 8 p.m.) to reduce damage to pollinating bees.

Click here to read the full report.

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