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Family: Asteraceae

Latin name: Helianthus annuus

Family: Asteraceae


Agronomic characteristics

Sunflower develops well in early summer sowing. Its strong sensitivity to frost is an asset for its destruction but makes it unsuitable for late sowing. It is a cover that is not very stuffy, well suited to associations. This cover is strictly not recommended in rotations or regions where sunflower is present (risk of multiplication of downy mildew). It is a good melliferous cover but with late flowering. It will only be of interest to bees and pollinators if sown early in summer. Sunflower is very palatable to slugs.

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