Sunflower Cover Crop Plant

Sunflowers rapid growth can produce a large amount of biomass very quickly, taking advantage of short growing seasons. Sunflowers have a vigorous root system that enables them to collect nutrients that are available in the soil. Birds, pollinators and other beneficial insects are attracted to the colorful heads of sunflowers. With their upright stalk, sunflowers can provide support for other cover crop plants to climb.

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Key Benefits

  • Attracts Pollinators

  • Rapid Growth

  • Extensive Root System

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

  • Herbicides to Avoid

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: N/A
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth 1 ½” – 2″
Minimum Germination Temperature 42° F
Interseed Not Recommended
Seeds/LB 7,000 – 8,000

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Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: N/A
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth 1½” – 2″
Min. Germ. F° 42° F
Interseed Not Recommended
Seeds/LB 7,000 – 8,000