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Sunflower Dove Fields Advice #7448049 03/02/19 07:02 AM
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We are looking to establish 50 acres of native sunflowers in southern Coleman County. Does anyone have any strategies for planting, seed recommendations, timing, etc.? We have some wild sunflowers, but the fields were spayed last spring and have cotton stubble now.

Any advice is welcome.

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Time to turn them and let them grow.

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I was told by my local feed/seed guy to freeze the seeds prior to planting. This will help trigger them into germinating. I have no idea if he's correct, but I know I haven't had any luck doing it the way I have been. I'll try it. He also said to wait and plant after the last freeze, sometime mid-March.


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Better hurry and disc. You probably have all the native seed you need in the ground there now but you are close to missing the window. We normally disc in January for natives to grow for the next season. Never had to buy native seed, mother nature took care of that.

Turner seed will have some spring food plot idea's if the natives don't work out.

Good luck.

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I plant in April and I plant hybrid seed from Turner Seed They have native but and you can just plow in Dec but I stop using native because weeds were getting bad and I needed to plow the weeds several times

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Just scratch the dirt with a spike harrow and they will grow.

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