AOF CROP REPORT – Sunflowers 2022/23
The Ukraine war has continued to maintain a strong interest in growing sunflowers in relevant areas. Seed production companies (Barenbrug and S&W) have advised that all seed has now been all sold/contracted for the coming season, with hybrid seed production being increased for subsequent seasons.
To support the strong interest in sunflowers the Sunflower Committee of the AOF is organising grower workshops in the the Riverina for August-September aimed at building capability among growers and advisors.
However, crushing capacity for non-canola is limited and AOF is working with the relevant crushers to ensure crushing capacity is available ahead of growers commencing seeding.