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Sunflower & Oilseeds

There are times when sunflower producers need unbiased answers. That’s what we are here for. The SDSU Extension team provides unbiased, research-based information to help growers of sunflowers and other oilseed crops make decisions to improve yields and profits.

Collaborating with South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU, throughout the growing season, our team showcases local data collected from test plots in a field near you.

Featured Resources

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Best Management Practices for Sunflower Production

This is your unbiased, research-based guide to sunflower production, providing the latest recommendations to help increase yield, reduce input costs and protect your investment.

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South Dakota Pest Management Guides

The South Dakota Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.

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Sunflower Hybrid Variety Trial Results

In 2023, sunflower trials were planted at two locations in South Dakota.