Sunflowers



Heads above the rest.

Our partnership with Nuseed gives us an edge over the competitors. Your seed purchasing decisions are a large factor in your success each year. With so many growing season dynamics outside of your control, you'll want to be certain the seed you purchase and the company you partner with are the best fit for you and your operation. The Legend Seeds and Nuseed partnership gives you access to a full portfolio of Nuseed branded confection, oilseed and con-oil sunflower hybrids with Clearfield and ExpressSun traits as well as the extensive portfolio of Legend Seeds' corn, soybean, alfalfa and sorghum products. This partnership brings value to you through increased support, better products and improved services.

Did you know ... sunflowers are near the top of the profitability chart? Contact us to learn how this crop can add beauty to your acres and bounty to your bottom line.


Nuseed independently tests over 2,500 varieties at their 50-acre nursery in Colfax, North Dakota.

What Type of Sunflower is Right for Your Operation?

Sunflowers are a unique crop that gives growers the opportunity to sell into several different markets. But what hybrid is right for your operation? Whether it is NuSun, high oleic, conoil, or confections, Nuseed has a hybrid that is made to perform in your field.

Key Characteristics
Specialty Traits
are important to consider when planning for your in-season weed control options and crop rotations. Nuseed offers hybrids with Clearfield or ExpressSun herbicide traits as well as resistance to multiple races of downy mildew (DMR).

Markets may be one of the most important factors in determining what hybrid is right for your farm.

Whether it be a NuSun or a high oleic hybrid for the crush or bird food market; a conoil hybrid for the dehull market; or a confection hybrid for the in-shell market, Nuseed has a hybrid that will perform.

Root/Stalk Ratings help a grower to understand the strength of a hybrid's roots and stalks throughout the growing season. Late season plant health can also be a factor in stalk strength. We provide hybrids that have been thoroughly tested to stand tall through the harshest of environments.

Oil Content can be an important factor when choosing a sunflower hybrid depending on which market the sunflowers are being sold into. The oil crush market wants a higher oil content, but a hybrid being sold into the dehull market is less concerned.

Test Weight in sunflowers can be important depending on which processor is taking the seed. Most birdfood markets, for example, want a higher test weight.

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Clearfield Production System

The Clearfield Production System for sunflowers provides growers with new technology that delivers broad-spectrum residual grass and broadleaf weed control, including ACCase resistant weeds. The Clearfield system combines high-yielding sunflower hybrids from leading seed companies with Beyond herbicide for superior postemergence weed control in no-till, minimum or conventional-tillage systems.

To preserve the long-term efficacy of the Clearfield sunflower technology, certain stewardship practices must be followed. Clearfield sunflower producers are asked to help protect and prolong the usefulness of this technology by following specific requirements and recommendations to help prevent weed resistance.



DuPont ExpressSun

Herbicide-tolerant sunflower hybrids with tolerance to Express SG herbicide.This revolutionary production system offers:

  • Broad-spectrum control or suppression of broadleaf weeds
  • A simplified approach to weed control in sunflowers
  • Improved yield potential through enhanced weed control
  • A cost-effective crop management solution
  • Complete re-cropping flexibility the following year

Developed through traditional plant breeding methods Pioneer and DuPont researchers brought this tolerance trait to market without the use of genetic modification. Sunflowers with the DuPont ExpressSun trait will be grown, harvested and used just like any traditional sunflower seed.



Nusun

NuSun sunflower oil is stable without partial hydrogenation. It outshines other oils for commercial use by providing optimal healthy benefits, great taste, and superior performance, while remaining trans fat free. NuSun oil is the new mid-oleic sunflower oil. It is lower in saturated fat (less than 10%) than linoleic sunflower oil and has higher oleic levels (55-75%) with the remainder being linoleic (15-35%).

Seed Treatment Statement: All Nuseed hybrids are treated with the latest fungicide and insecticide seed treatment technology to help protect your seed investment.