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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.


Arial view of Breckenridge Sunflower Nursery

Nuseed uses their 45 acre Rothsay, Minnesota location to create around 20,000 new potential parent lines each year. After several cycles of selection in harsh environments, the best new lines are planted in their Sacramento, California nursery to make nearly 2500 hybrids for testing. These are tested in replicated trials throughout the entire North American sunflower production area to identify the best possible hybrids for commercial release.

Hybrid Rating Scale: Plant Height Rating Scale: Maturity Rating Scale:
1 = Poor 1 = Shortest UE = Ultra-Early
5 = Average 5 = Average E = Early
10 = Superior 10 = Tallest ME = Medium-Early
    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 confection, 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 traits.

Disease resistance, including protection against multiple races of downy mildew, improved 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. Stalk strength can also be a factor in late season plant health. We provide hybrids that have been thoroughly tested in the United States 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 bird food markets, for example, want a higher test weight.






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Clearfield Production Systems

Clearfield® Production Systems help you get the toughest grasses and broadleaf weeds out of your fields and off your mind — protecting your return on investment in comparison to traditionally grown crops. Clearfield Production Systems deliver efficient, long-lasting weed control, crop quality and global market acceptance. From seed to harvest, you’ll have the power to get the most out of every acre.

Clearfield is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation.

To help maximize sunflower yield, rely on the new Clearfield Plus Production System for sunflower. When paired with Beyond herbicide and performance enhancing methylated seed oil, growers can better manage some of the toughest weeds in their fields.





Sunflower hybrids with the ExpressSun® trait for resistance to tribenuron-methyl herbicides labeled for use with the ExpressSun trait. This unique sunflower system is designed to maximize weed control in sunflower crops, enhancing ease of production and yield. This system provides improved weed control over conventional hybrids with traditional herbicides. TM ® Trademarks of Corteva Agriscience and its affiliated companies. © 2022 Corteva.



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.

©2023 Nuseed® is a registered trademark of Nufarm Limited. NuSun® is a registered trademark of the National Sunflower Association. ExpressSun®, Clearfield®, Clearfield® Plus, Express® herbicide and Beyond® herbicide are trademarks owned by their respective companies. 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.