BERRYTON, Kan. — The Kansas Sunflower Commission and the High Plains Sunflower Committee will be holding two informational meetings in December. The meetings are targeted at producers and agribusiness professionals seeking information about growing sunflowers. Two meetings are scheduled:
· December 7, 2017 in Salina, KS, American Ag Credit Meeting Room, 925 W Magnolia Rd, Salina, KS 67401 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
· December 8, in Wellington, KS, Sumner County Extension Office, 320 N Jefferson, Wellington, KS 67152, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ron Meyer, agronomist and extension agent with Colorado State University will present agronomic information for growing sunflower. His presentation will include fertility, weed and insect management and water use for full season and double-crop sunflowers. Dr. Meyer has been working with sunflower growers in the high plains regions for over 25 years. He will share his experiences helping growers produce successful sunflower crops.
Additional topics covered during the meeting included markets and marketing before harvest, sourcing seed and storage.
The meetings are free of charge to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
— Kansas Sunflower Commission
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