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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.

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NOTICE: NSAC Annual General Meeting

Posted: February 2, 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, February 15th, 2016
10:45 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – Call to Order
10:55 a.m. – Election Procedure Approval
11:00 a.m. – Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting
11:05 a.m. – 2016 Financial Report
Appointment of Auditors
11:10 a.m. – Board and Executive Director Report
11:15 a.m. – Election of Directors
11:20 a.m. – Other Business
Manitoba Commodity Organization – Strengthening Member Value
11:25 a.m. – Adjourn

Job Posting: Research Agronomist

Posted: January 26, 2017

The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) is recruiting for a Sunflower Research Agronomist in the Carman, Manitoba area.

National Sunflower Association of Canada is a producer funded organization. We undertake research and market development, coordinate education, promotion and communications initiatives for Sunflower growers of Canada.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will lead the sunflower research portfolio and production activities under the guidance of the Executive Director to implement NSAC’s strategic plan. Key job areas and responsibilities include trial management and supporting activities related to NSAC’s Confection Sunflower Variety Development Initiative and variety performance trials. In addition, the Research Agronomist will provide agronomic and crop production support through several communication outlets directed to producer members and industry representatives.

Education and Experience:
University or college degree or diploma or 3 to 4 years of experience with a strong background in agronomy. Knowledge of agronomy research design and field work, and statistical analysis, is an asset, as well as being proficient in Microsoft Suite. Applicants must be eligible for registration or are registered members with the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists.

Click here for the full job description. For more information call, 204-745-6776.

Be Aware of Herbicide Residues for Your Sunflower Crop

Posted: January 5, 2017

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.

This quick guide will allow you to ensure your field and seedlings are in the clear of residue carryover and injury. For more information, consult your Guide to Crop Protection.

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