Kansas ranks 4th in the US in sunflower production, and we grow both non-oil as well as oil type varieties. In 2018, 89 million pounds of sunflowers were grown on 65,000 acres, worth over $16 million. The northwest part of the state is where the most acres are planted.

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High Plains Sunflower Production Handbook

Our research and extension handbook covers the basics of everything you need to know about raising sunflowers on the high plains.

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KSRE Sunflower Publications

Our extension officers across the state are dedicated to providing the best research and data to support corn production efforts throughout the Midwest.

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