Linoleic hybrid – Mid-Early maturity

Main features:
  • Imazamox herbicide tolerance enables to control broomrape
  • Tolerant to broomrape race A – G
  • Stable yield 
  • Suitable for growing in all sunflower area
Characteristics:

Agronomic Recommandations

Seedling rates (kernels / ha)

  • Drought conditions : 55 000 to 60 000
  • Good conditions : 60 000 to 65 000

Inter-row spacing  (in cm) : 70

Diseases Behaviors
Downy mildew (tolerant to races): 100, 300, 304, 307, 310, 314, 330, 334
  • Phomopsis : T
  • Verticillium : HT
  • Phoma : S
  • Sclerotinia : M
  • Broomrape: HT
S : Susceptible, M : Moderately Tolerant,
T : Tolerant, HT :  Highly tolerant

Fertilization :

  • Even if the sunflower needs are low to moderate, to avoid any fertilization is not suitable. Contact your local technician for advices
  • Specific of sunflower for each ton of grains is: 20-35 kg N; 3-7 kg P; 4-16 kg K. Fertilization scheme should be tailored based on the estimated grain yield, previous crop and soil fertility
  • Sunflower is sensitive to Boron deficiency, especially under drought and warm conditions. Prefer a Boron spraying at Tractor Path Limit (TPL)
Additional informations
Expecting registeration in EU – 2018
  • Tolerant to Imidazolinone herbicides
  • Drought tolerance : T
  • Lodging tolerance : T
Maturity
  • At flowering : Mid-Early
  • At harvest : Mid-Early

Weeds and diseases management :

  • Contact your local technician for advices
  • Extend the crop rotations : 1 sunflower every 4 years
  • To control weeds & broomrape, follow the BASF recommendations
  • To control broomrape, imidazolinone herbicide application is recommended at stage of 6-8 leaves of the crop, dose: 1,2 l/ha.

Harvest:

  • Do not wait « over maturity » stage to harvest
  • Optimal harvest stage is between 9% and 11% grain moisture
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