Sunflower - Land Preparation

The conventional methods of tillage and seedbed preparation are followed when growing sunflower. The use of any appropriate implement, ox driven or motor driven is done. The choice of the implement is dependent on the type of soil. In general tillage must be done to adequately turn the top soil so as to bury residue and control weeds. Where erosion is a potential problem minimum tillage can be adopted. Planting on ridges has not been general practice with sunflower in Zambia, but could be adopted in heavy rainfall areas to facilitate drainage and avoid water logging.


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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