Precipitation Welcome Sight For Sunflower Growers

Apr 13, 2021

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Soil moisture is a concern right now for sunflower growers.
 
Morgan Cott is an Agronomy Extension Specialist (Special Crops) with the Manitoba Crop Alliance.
 
"I think one of the main things that we're worried about right now is moisture obviously, and whether we're going to be planting into moisture," she said. "Whether the sunflower root, because it's such a huge root, whether it's going to have access deep down to water, so that's my number one concern right now. We're getting moisture now, which is great. I think as long as producers, when they're planting, they're doing everything everything right and taking their time and placing the seed where it needs to be, taking care of weeds and insects before they emerge is always a good tip that we like to give."
 
Cott expects sunflower planting to get underway next month.
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