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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 600 producers of both confectionary and oilseed sunflowers throughout the Prairie Provinces.

The mission of the NSAC is to “ensure the profitability and long term growth of the sunflower crop through industry wide leadership.” Our focus is to improve members’ profitability from sunflowers through broadened access to sunflower markets and giving leadership and focus to research and development based on consumer demand.


Latest News & Events

Be Aware of Herbicide Residues for Your Sunflower Crop

Posted: April 16, 2014

Some crops are more sensitive to herbicide carry-over than others.  Last years herbicide choice may impact this year’s crop planted on that land.  Sunflowers specifically, can be negatively affected by residues of a number of herbicides.  Visual damage can vary from mild to severe symptoms, but yield potential and quality can be affected greatly.  The following recommendations are from the Guide to Field Crop Protection. For more information and to verify risk, please talk to the marketing company listed with the herbicide in question.

Click here to read the full document and review the list of herbicides.

NSAC announces Troy Turner as Agronomist

Posted: March 10, 2014

The NSAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Turner as Agronomist.

Troy Turner will be responsible for the NSAC research portfolio under the guidance of the board of directors, including the Confection Sunflower Variety Development Initiative trials, grower services program and variety development trials. Troy can be reached at research@canadasunflower.com, office 204-745-6776 and mobile 204-750-2555.

If you are interested in getting signed up for email update or for the grower services program, contact Troy today!

Click here to see the full News Release.


MB Sunflower Variety Performance Testing

Posted: January 3, 2014

The Manitoba Sunflower Variety Performance testing is organized and conducted by the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) in co-ordination with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD). The varieties that appear in these trials are hybrids developed by sunflower breeding companies that are actively being pursued or marketed in Manitoba. These varieties may be in the experimental stage or registered under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Canada.

In 2013, the NSAC conducted the variety trials in four locations around the province: Elm Creek, Minto, Melita and Beausejour. Unfortunately, the Melita confectionary trial site was lost due to unfavourable weather and the onset of high disease pressure. The NSAC appreciates the hard work and dedication from the contractors who plant, maintain and harvest the plots. A further thank-you to the MAFRD Oilseed specialist, Anastasia Kubinec who compiled the data for the trials and Legumex Walker – Keystone Grain for providing seed sizing services.

Contents of these publications can only be reproduced with the permission of NSAC.

Click here for the Full data package.

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