Sunflower Planting Ahead of 5-Year Average
North Dakota Ag Connection - 06/14/2017
Sunflower planting is wrapping up in the Dakotas and Minnesota, reports the National Sunflower Association.
Minnesota growers report 97% of that state's sunflower crop planted. Things are moving along in Kansas as well, where 34% of the sunflower crop is planted and 10% is emerged.
North Dakota reports 96 percent of the crop planted, well ahead of the five-year average of 76 percent. Growers report 51 percent of the crop emerged. In South Dakota, 71 percent of the crop is planted with 37 percent emerged. The five-year
average for planting is 53 percent.