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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.

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Hybrid Rating Scale: Plant Height Rating Scale: Maturity Rating Scale:
1 = Poor 1 = Shortest E = Early
5 = Average 5 = Average ME = Medium-Early
10 = Superior 10 = Tallest M = Medium
ML = Medium-Late

What Type of Sunflower is Right for Your Operation?

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

Key Characteristics

Markets may be one of the first factors in determining what hybrid is right for your farm. Whether it be a high oleic or a NuSun® 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 to meet your buyer’s specifications.

Herbicide Tolerance is important to consider when planning for your in-season weed control options and crop rotations. Nuseed offers hybrids with Clearfield®, Clearfield Plus®or ExpressSun® herbicide tolerant traits.

Disease resistance, including protection against multiple races of downy mildew, improves late season plant health and product quality.

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.






Product Maturity Specialty
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Clearfield Production System

The The Clearfield® Production System is a well-established global brand that encompasses a broad range of crops, herbicides and geographies. In 2010, BASF introduced the Clearfield® Plus Production System – the next generation of traits for enhanced tolerance and weed control. Wherever growers use the Clearfield and Clearfield Plus Production Systems, they understand they will deliver exceptional weed control, convenience and the agronomic traits that meet their specific local needs.

To preserve the long-term of the Clearfield and Clearfield Plus sunflower technology, certain stewardship practices must be followed. Clearfield and Clearfield Plus 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

The ExpressSun trait system is designed to maximize weed control in sunflower crops, thereby enhancing production and yields. ExpressSun combines herbicide tolerant sunflower seed with the Express trait herbicide to provide improved weed control over conventional systems.This revolutionary production system offers:

  • Broad-spectrum control of suppression of broadleaf weeds
  • Simplified approach to weed control in sunflowers
  • Cost-effective crop management
  • 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 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.

©2019 Nuseed® is a registered trademark of Nufarm Australia Limited. NuSun® is a registered trademark of the National Sunflower Association. DuPont™ and ExpressSun® are trademarks of DuPont and its affiliates. Express® is a registered trademark of FMC Corporation or an affiliate. Clearfield® and Beyond® are registered trademarks of BASF.

Information is provided in good faith for information purposes only. Always follow product label instructions and consult the seed bag and tag for detailed product information and warranty statements.

Legend Seeds is a proud distributor of Nuseed sunflowers and canola in the U.S.