Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sunny outlook for sunflowers

I have had a good look at sunflowers and can’t find any disease as was reported earlier in the week. The crops are looking very good, healthy, green and growing away in the sunshine and enjoying the warm weather.

Weed control has been tested to the full this season as regular rain has encouraged weeds to romp away unlike last year when it was very dry at emergence and weeds failed to develop. Herbicides have worked reasonably well and we are using inter row cultivations where we do have weed issues.