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flower of a sunflower in a field

Did you know that pollination improves yield and increases oil content?

• The pollination of sunflowers is approximately 30 % dependent on the action of pollinator insects.
• Promoting pollination in the field can increase yield (up to 2 quintals per hectare) and oil content.

lidea technical manager for sunflower


In seed production, germinative capacity of sunflower seeds can increase by up to 10 points, depending on genetics, thanks to pollinators. That is why Lidea recommends 2 to 3 hives per hectare of sunflower to “boost” pollination.


For more information, download our sunflower brochure: click here