2014 National Sunflower Association Research Forum Press Release

Mandan, ND – Sunflower producers are already thinking about spring planting, how to make 2014's
crop profitable, and how to battle diseases and insects. They'll get answers to those questions and
more at the National Sunflower Association's annual Research Forum January 8-9, 2014 at the
Ramada Plaza Suites and Convention Center in Fargo, ND.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, North Dakota State University, South Dakota
State University, Kansas State University, Colorado State University, and Iowa State University will
present their findings on sunflower studies they have conducted. Topics will cover everything from
diseases like Downy Mildew and rust, to protecting sunflower from blackbirds, preventing combine
fires during harvest, and insects.
Dr. Brent Hulke, USDA-ARS, Northern Crops Science Lab, Fargo, ND will speak about the genetic
gain of sunflower during Wednesday's noon luncheon.
Registration information and the agenda for the meeting can be found on the NSA website:
www.sunflowernsa.com/events.
For more information, contact John Sandbakken or Jody Kerzman.

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