University of Wyoming Extension News

Powell research center hosts confection sunflower growers meeting

A confection sunflower growers meeting is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the University of Wyoming Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC).

“The intent is to share research results, production ideas and contracting issues with area growers interested in growing confection sunflowers,” said Randall Violett, research associate at PREC. “PREC has been working with confection sunflowers for the past three years, and we will present research results on variety selection, weed control and planting populations.”

Local producer Lyle Evelo, who has been growing confection sunflowers the past five years, will share his experiences. A representative from Dahlgren & Company (www.sunflowerseed.com) will discuss contracts.

For more information or questions, contact Violett at (307) 754-2223 or at rviolett@uwyo.edu.

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