This Spring 2012 issue features sunflower agronomy and research being conducted with the NSAC including the details of the Confection Variety Development Initiative, details of the seed quality and seed types need for the various markets, desiccating sunflowers for yield, the effects of frost on sunflowers and a fungicide Q and A.

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This Winter 2011 issue features the 2011 MB Post-Registration Trial data, an in-depth look at an Alberta producer’s strip till sunflowers, a highlight of the insects that are common to Manitoba sunflower crops including a timelines to assist growers in planning ahead.

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This Spring 2011 issue features a focus on sunflower agronomy including the evolution of the Surveillance Survey, management techniques for sclerotinia head rot and rust, what to what for this growing season, and a pull-out sunflower scouting and rust identification card.

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The Winter 2010/11 issue features the 2010 MB Post-Registration Trial data, the results of the Surveillance Survey, and a look back on production issues in 2010 and a discuss on how to combat those problems.

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The Spring 2010 issue features a focus on sunflower research including articles on strip tillage sunflowers, sunflower rust and preparing for the upcoming year, the changes for the MB Sunflower Surveillance Survey and a special pull-out scouting and insect identification card.

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The Winter 2009 issue features the results of the 2009 MB Post-Registration Trial data, a look back at the first year of the MB Sunflower Surveillance Survey, a review of the research conducted in 2009 and the progress to date and what the CFIA Variety Registration amendment mean to sunflower producers.

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The Spring 2009 issue features articles on sunflower insecticides and the effects on honeybees, details on the launch of the Manitoba Sunflower Surveillance Survey, a focus on sunflower rust research and approved project for 2009

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The Canadian Sunflower Grower premier edition featuring the 2008 MB Sunflower Post-registration trial data, CFIA variety registration system amendments, crop insurance coverage options for sunflowers and a feature article on combating sunflower insects.

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The 2012-2013 Cash Advance Program for Special Crops is now available. It entitles each producer to $100,000.00 Interest Free and an additional $300,000.00 with an Interest charge of Prime – ¼%. No producer is allowed to go over the $400,000.00 total at any time – this includes money received from any other administrators such as CWB or CCGA.

Pre-Production Advance Rates for this year are as follows:

  • Confectionary Sunflowers $0.17/lb
  • Oilseed Sunflowers $0.14/lb

Final Deadlines for Pre-Production Applications is October 31 , 2012. The Sunflower Cash Advance program is adminsitered by the Manitoba Corn Growers Association. For more infomration or to apply for a Sunflower Cash Advance contact MCGA at 1-877-598-5685.

NSAC has released an updated and revised Sunflower Production Guide. The guide will provide growers with an education tool touching on crop production issues with sunflowers including an update weed, insect and disease section as well as blackbird control techniques and integrated pest management section. The guide will be available in limited print format and online via the NSAC website.

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