We’ve been dove hunting a former graze-out wheat field that eventually became a super sunflower plot for several years now but the bottom fell out this year. Last season we had probably the best crop of sunflowers in years but absolute none at this year. Broom weeds have taken over. Nothing has changed other than a year’s worth of rain in the first four months of the year….and almost nothing since. Don’t think we are going to have much luck this year hunting a broom weed field.
Somewhere I remember hearing that if you plow a field or just disturb the soil in January or February, it will encourage sunflower growth. Any truth to that? Never had a plow in the field that time of year because it would have plowed up the wheat grazing.
Any suggestions as to how I can get my sunflower field’s mojo back?