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Old 05-05-2011, 01:52 PM
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i recently planted a sunflower plot mainly for doves. i was told i needed 80-100# of nitro and 40# of potassium per acre. i went for it thru the local city seed shop and paid dearly. does anyone know if sunflowers require this much fertilizer to make a good stand?
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:43 PM
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Get your fert from a grain elevator (the place where farmers get their fertilizer). They sell it by the ton. Around here, if you just want a 5 gallon bucket of it (about 50 lbs), they charge $10 or so. The stuff is strong, 44-0-0 or 18-48-0 or 0-0-60. About every other year I get a couple hundred lbs of fert and spread it with a buggy spreader in my plots.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:00 PM
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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant native to the Americas that possess a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower got its name from its huge fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun. The sunflower has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base.

Sunflower seeds were taken to Europe in the 16th century where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Sunflower leaves can be used as a cattle food, while the stems contain a fibre which may be used in paper production.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:09 AM
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:06 AM
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:46 PM
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:39 PM
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how did your plot do?
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