Kansas ranks 4th in the US for sunflower production. Managing diseases can increase yields and standability of the crop at harvest. Read more about the most common yield-limiting diseases of sunflower in this article.
Double cropping after wheat harvest can be a high-risk venture. The available growing season is relatively short. Heat and/or dry conditions in July and August may cause problems with germination, emergence, seed set, or grain fill. Ample soil moisture this year can aid in establishing a successful crop after wheat harvest. Read more about herbicide carryover potential and management considerations for double cropping with soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, summer annual forages, and corn.
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