Sunflowers Seed Guide

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Information About Scoring

IMPORTANT Trait rating scores provide key information useful in selection and management of Pioneer® brand products in your area Information and ratings are based on comparisons with other Pioneer brand products, not competitive products. Information and scores are assigned by Pioneer Research Managers. Scores are based on period-of-years testing through 2017 harvest and were the latest available at time of printing. Some scores may change after 2018 harvest. Scores represent an average of performance data across areas of adaptation, multiple growing conditions, and a wide range of both climate and soil types, and may not predict future results. Individual product responses are variable and subject to a variety of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Please use this information as only one component of your product positioning decision. Refer to or contact a Pioneer sales representative for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer brand product.
Disease Precaution Grower should balance hybrid yield potential, hybrid maturity and cultural practice against anticipated risk of a specific disease and need for resistance. in high disease risk conditions, consider planting hybrids with at least a rating of 6 or highrer to help reduce risk. when hybrids wutg disease ratings of 1 to 5 are planted in conditions of high disease pressure, the grower assumes a higher level of risk. if conditions are severe, even hybrids rated as resistant can be adversely affected. independent of yield reduction, diseases can predispose plants to secondary diseases such as stalk rots. this requires individual field and hybrid monitoring for stalk stability and timely harvest when warranted.
Disease Ratings 9-8 = Highly Resistant; 7-6 = Resistant; 5-4 = Moderately Resistant; 3-1 = Susceptible; Blank = Insufficient Data.
Herbicide System Pioneer® brand  sunflower hybrids with Pioneer® brand ExpressSun® trait for tolerance to DuPontTM Express® herbicide with Totalsol® soluble granules and provides resistance to tribenuron methyl. warning: the ExpressSun® trait will safeguard this hyrbid against applications of other herbicides which require a different herbicide resistance trait. always read and follow herbicide label instructions prior to use. applications of incompatible herbicides to this hybrid could result in total crop loss. Pioneer® brand ExpressSun®, Express® and Totalsol® are trademarks or registered trademarks of dupont or its affiliates.




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Ratings 9 = Excellent; 1 = Poor; Blank = Insufficient Data.
RM (Relative Maturity) With no industry standard for maturity ratings, comparing hybrid maturity and harvest moisture ratungs between companies is usually difficult. Use the RM rating to compaby Pioneer hybrids of a similar maturity and harvest moisture. 
Emergence Ratings taken when first true leaf is visible. 
Mid-Oleic Score 9 = Consistently meets oleic level specifications for NuSun® oil.
High-Oleic Score 9 = Consistently meets high-oleic specifications for high-oleic profile of 85%.
Plant Height Short stature is desirable . 9 = SHORT; 1 = TALL.
Midge Score To our knowledge, there are no fully resistance hybrids in this industry. However, differences exist in the ability to tolerate insect pressure. These scores reflect those differences. Heavy midge pressure can cause extensive damage to any hybrid.
Downy Mildew Race Resistance Indicates downy mildew resistance to the races identified.
Hull Score A relative expression of hullability and kernel chipping. 9 = Completely hulled, high percentage of whole kernels; 1 = Poor hulling, many broken kernels.
PCT Over 13 Using a 12/64th screen, oilseed types are divided by kernel size. 9 = High percentage over 13/64; 1 = Low Percentage.
  Nusun® is a registered certification mark of the national sunflower association.