Sunflower Seed

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) belongs to the genus Helianthus composed of 19 species and 37 perennial species. The only cultivated sunflower, H. annuus var. macrocarpus (DC) Ckil. is said to originate from North America.

Currently it is cultivated all over the world with the largest areas being in the USA, Argentina, the Ukraine and Volga regions. Tropical type of sunflower is found in Australia and parts of Africa and Argentina. This germplasm is characterized by thick hulled seed and tall plants (2.5-3.0 m).


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Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Roguing | Desuckering | Detasselling | Male Elimination | Harvesting Of Sunflower | Field Inspection

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province