Home New cultivars could push up sunflower profits Sunflower plants are particularly efficient at extracting water from the soil, especially sandy loam, due to the crop‘s well-developed taproot system.

Sunflower plants are particularly efficient at extracting water from the soil, especially sandy loam, due to the crop‘s well-developed taproot system.

Graph 1: Gross margins for key Summer crops
Graph 2: Percentage change in area and yield for major summer crops (2030 vs 2018 to 2020 base period)

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