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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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Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020

Posted: September 18, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carman, MB – September 18, 2019 – Five Manitoba commodity groups continue to move forward for potential amalgamation with the continued commitment to providing information to members. Members will vote in-person at the annual general meetings as part of the CropConnect Conference on February 12 and 13, 2020.

The steering committee comprised of directors from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Winter Cereals Manitoba, Inc. (WCMI) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) with assistance from their legal counsel have drafted bylaws of the potential new organization (NEWCO), as well as a draft of the amalgamation agreement.

Click here to read the full: News Release – Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020

NEWCO draft documents:
DRAFT By-laws
– DRAFT Amalgamation Agreement

Background Information:
The annual general meeting dates of the five organizations, as part of the CropConnect Conference, are:
• National Sunflower Association of Canada – February 12, 2020 at 10:50 a.m.
• Manitoba Corn Growers Association – February 12, 2020 at 12:10 p.m.
• Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. – February 12, 2020 at 2:40 p.m.
• Manitoba Flax Growers Association – February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
• Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association – February 13, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Registration for the CropConnect Conference is not required to attend the annual general meetings.

How to Check Moisture Content on your Sunflowers?

Posted: September 13, 2019

Is there another method to determine if sunflowers are ready to desiccate?

The answer is “yes”. This season many sunflower fields are not showing ALL the typical characteristics for physiological maturity, particularly brown bracts. Therefore, how can you tell if the sunflower seed moisture content is 30-35% moisture?
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Click here to learn how to test moisture.

Time to start thinking about Desiccation

Posted: August 12, 2019

As sunflower are starting to move into the R6 stage around the province, growers needs to start considering whether they will Desiccate their sunflower crop. Desiccation is used to quicken dry-down of sunflower heads.  Desiccants decrease losses due to inclement weather, lodging and bird depredation by speeding up the dry-down process.

Read our special DESICCATION Bulletin here.

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