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FNS Photo by Mikkel Pates Alison Stone, a master’s student in the North Dakota State University plant science department, shown June 25 in Deadwood, S.D., said new research indicates the importance of putting sunflower test plots across all environmental regions where the crop is grown.

Sunflower hybrids depend on region

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DEADWOOD, S.D. — New research shows how regional changes can influence the yield on a particular sunflower hybrid — either for better or worse. The study is especially important because of the shift of sunflowers from the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota farther west in North Dakota and into South Dakota.


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