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Helianthus annuus L.

Asteraceae, or Compositae

Sunflower, common sunflower, giant sunflower, prairie sunflower, single-headed sunflower


We have information from several sources:

The Rationale for Transforming Sunflower into a Rubber-Producing Crop—C.H. Pearson, K. Cornish, C.M. McMahan, M. Whalen, D.J. Rath, N. Dong, and S. Wong

Using Peat Pellets in Liquid Media to Root Sunflower Tissue Culture Plants—C.H. Pearson, K. Cornish, C.M. McMahan, M. Whalen, D.J. Rath, N. Dong, and S. Wong

High Drama in Vegetable Oils—Larry W. Kleingartner

NuSun Sunflower Oil: Redirection of an Industry—Larry W. Kleingartner

Grain Yield and Fatty Acid Composition of Sunflower Seed for Cultivars Developed Under Dry Land Conditions—Diana Jasso de Rodríguez, Bliss S. Phillips, Raúl Rodríguez-García, and José Luis Angulo-Sánchez

Characterization of Proteins from Sunflower Leaves and Seeds: Relationship of Biomass and Seed Yield—Diana Jasso de Rodríguez, Jorge Romero-García, Raúl Rodríguez-García, and José Luis Angulo Sánchez

Potential Source of Reduced Palmitic and Stearic Fatty Acids in Sunflower Oil From a Population of Wild Helianthus annuus—G.J. Seiler

Alternate Crops for Dryland Production Systems in Northern Idaho—Kenneth D. Kephart, Glen A. Murray, and Dick L. Auld

Handbook of Energy Crops—James A. Duke. 1983. unpublished.

New Crops for Canadian Agriculture—Ernest Small

Sunflower: Alternative Field Crops Manual, University of Wisconson Cooperative Extension Service, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Center for Alternative Plant & Animal Products

Sunflower In: Magness, J.R., G.M. Markle, C.C. Compton. 1971. Food and Feed Crops of the United States.

Outside links:

Sunflower: An American Native University of Missouri Agricultural publication G4290

Photographs from University of Minnesota Center for Alternative Plant & Animal Products.

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