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SHOWTIME CLEARFIELD SUNFLOWERS

SHOWTIME CLEARFIELD SUNFLOWERS

Weight: 25.0 lb

Showtime™ Clearfield Sunflowers offer a versatile and adaptable solution for conservation and wildlife food plots. This medium-maturity variety is known for its uniform appearance and shorter plant type, making it ideal for a wide range of environmental conditions. Treated with Maxim 4FS and Apron XL, these sunflowers are protected against common diseases, ensuring robust growth and high yield. Additionally, it is important to scout for the Sunflower Head Moth, as several insecticides are available to control this pest and maintain plant health. Showtime™ Clearfield Sunflowers are a reliable and effective choice for enhancing your wildlife management and conservation efforts. The doves love them!

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Agronomic Traits
Days to Flower: Flowers in approximately 65 days, ensuring a timely and efficient growing cycle.
Days to Relative Maturity: Reaches maturity in about 95 days, making it a medium-maturity variety suitable for various growing conditions.
Self-Compatibility: Rated 8, indicating a high level of self-compatibility and reliable pollination.
Plant Height: Average plant height of 62 inches, providing a manageable and uniform stand.

Seed and Plant Quality
Seed Color: Features black seeds, which are desirable for wildlife food plots and conservation efforts.
Stalk and Root Quality: High ratings for stalk quality (8) and root quality (9), ensuring strong plant structure and resilience.
Disease Resistance: Strong resistance to Rust (rated 8) and Phoma Black Stem (rated 8), reducing the need for extensive disease management.

Pest Management
Insect Control: Important to scout for Sunflower Head Moth, with several insecticides available to control this pest and maintain plant health.

Seed Treatment
Treated Seeds: Treated with Maxim 4FS and Apron XL, providing protection against common seed and soil-borne diseases.

Package Size and Planting Density
Kernels per Package: Contains approximately 154,500 kernels per package.
Seed Size: Size 3, with an average of 6,180 seeds per pound.
Planting Rate: Recommended planting rate is 5 pounds per acre, ensuring optimal plant density for maximum yield.
Preparation: Clear the planting area of debris, weeds, and any existing vegetation to create a clean seedbed.
Soil Testing: Conduct a soil test to determine pH and nutrient levels. Adjust the soil pH to 6.0-7.0 using lime if necessary. Apply appropriate fertilizers based on the soil test results to ensure optimal growth conditions.
Seed Rate:
Broadcasting: Spread Showtime™ Clearfield Sunflower seed at a rate of 10 lbs per acre.
Drilling: Use a seed drill to plant at a rate of 5 lbs per acre for more precise placement and better seed-to-soil contact.
Planting Depth: Ensure seeds are planted at a depth of 1/2 to 1 inch. If broadcasting, lightly rake or drag the area to cover the seeds with soil and ensure good seed-to-soil contact.
Timing: Plant Showtime™ Clearfield Sunflowers in late Spring or early Summer when soil temperatures reach at least 60°F for optimal germination and growth. Ensure planting occurs 95-125 days before the first expected frost or prior to first day of hunting season to allow adequate time for establishment.
Moisture: Ensure the soil is adequately moist during the planting process. Irrigate the area, if possible, if there has been insufficient rainfall to help seeds establish. Consistent moisture is crucial for the rapid growth of the blend.
Maintenance: Monitor the plot regularly for weed competition and manage as necessary. Ensure consistent moisture through rainfall or irrigation to support growth. Scout for Sunflower Head Moth and apply insecticides as needed to control this pest.
Additional Care: The seeds are treated with Maxim 4FS and Apron XL to protect against common seed and soil-borne diseases, ensuring healthy plant development.

For more detailed information about designing and planting your food plots, refer to our Food Plot Design Guide and Planting Guide.