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Sunflower oil is generally considered a premium oil because of its light color, high level of unsaturated fatty acids and lack of linolenic acid, bland flavor and high smoke points.
Sunflower is an annual, erect, broadleaf plant with a strong taproot and prolific lateral spread of surface roots.
Sunflower can be planted at a wide range of dates, as most cultivars are earlier in maturity than the length of growing season in most areas.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/afcm/sunflower.html   (4101 words)

 Growing Sunflower: Production tips, economics, and more
Sunflowers have a long history in Missouri, dating back at least a thousand years to when they were cultivated in fields by Native Americans.
The nutrient value of sunflower meal depends primarily on the type of processing it has gone through: (1) whether the oil was mechanically pressed (expelled) from the seed, or solvent extracted (which removes more of the oil), and (2) the degree to which the hulls were removed prior to oil processing.
Sunflower grown for the snack food (confectionery) market must be handled with extra care, cleaned well, and be free of insect damage to meet food grade standards.
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 Sunflower Production -- Introduction
Sunflower has a long and varied history as an economic plant, but the time and place of its first cultivation is uncertain.
Sunflower also was used as a medicinal crop, source of dye, oil for ceremonial body painting and pottery, and as a hunting calendar.
Sunflower is widely grown in the world where the climates are favorable and a high quality oil is desired.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extpubs/plantsci/rowcrops/eb25w-3.htm   (1070 words)

Sunflowers get their name because they always face the sun -- turning their flowers to track the sun's movement across the sky -- a phenomenon known as heliotropism.
When sunflower was tall and in bloom, it meant that the buffalo were fat and their meat good.
Wild sunflower is highly branched with small heads and small seeds, in contrast to the single-stem and large seed head of domesticated sunflower.
darwin.nmsu.edu /~molbio/plant/sunflower.html   (818 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/Sunflower Seeds History/Sunflower Seeds Nutrition/Suflower Seeds Folklore/Sunflower Seeds Recipe
The sunflower became a major crop in the U.S. during 1970's from a Russian oil-producing cultivar that was brought to the United States in 1966.
Sunflower seeds are an important bird food for large birds kept at home as pets as well as a major ingredient in mixes for wild birds.
Sunflower sprouts do best when given the opportunity to grow tall, about 4 to 6-inches (10 to 15 cm) in height, and not be cramped into a jar that will inhibit their growth.
www.vegparadise.com /highestperch511.html   (6240 words)

 Kansas State Flower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
SUNFLOWER is a tall plant known for its showy yellow flowers.
Some varieties of sunflowers have large striped seeds, which are roasted for snack food or blended with other grains to make birdseed.
Sunflower oil is sometimes used as a replacement for diesel fuel.
www.mcpherson.com /~kansas/sunflower.html   (217 words)

 Sunflower Production -- Hybrid Selection and Production Practices
Average yields of sunflower grown in monoculture and in alternation with potato, sugarbeet, pinto bean, and wheat at Crookston, MN 1972-78.
In this study, chemical-fallow and no-till seeding of winter wheat and sunflower were used as tillage systems for the sunflower rotation and conventional tillage with the field cultivator used for the durum-fallow rotation.
Native sunflower and the early varieties of sunflower were self incompatible and required insect pollination for economic seed set and yields.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extpubs/plantsci/rowcrops/eb25w-5d.htm   (1359 words)

 AllRefer.com - sunflower, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
sunflower, any plant of the genus Helianthus of the family Asteraceae (aster family), annual or perennial herbs native to the New World and common throughout the United States.
Today the common sunflower is widely cultivated; it is particularly valued in the countries of the former Soviet Union, where the seeds are made into bread.
Sunflowers are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/sunflowe.html   (327 words)

 Sunflower (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sunflower is The Beach Boys' twenty-first official album release and their first under their contract with Reprise Records.
Issued in August 1970, Sunflower is often regarded as among The Beach Boys' very best releases, and one of the best recordings of the 1970s.
With recording continuing until July, the retitled and reworked Sunflower was presented to and accepted by Reprise.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sunflower_(album)   (1261 words)

 Chapter 9: Crop Plants and Exotic Plants
Oilseed sunflower is a source of high-quality seed oil, which is used in cooking, salads, paints, and as an industrial lubricant.
Schelotto and Pereyras (1971) He showed that sunflower seed yield in Argentina was increased five to six times, and the oil content of the seed was increased 25 percent in plots exposed to honey bee colonies as compared to plots isolated from insects during flowering.
All research on sunflower pollination indicates that honey bees are the primary pollinating agents, and that colonies should be provided to the field (Barbier and Abid 1966), and that they should be protected from harmful pesticides while they are in the field.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap9/sun.html   (3441 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Sunflower - Herb Profile and Information
The pith of the sunflower stalk is the lightest substance known; its specific gravity is 0.028, while that of the Elder is 0.09 and of Cork 0.24.
The Sunflower plants should be planted 3 feet apart between the rows and 2 feet from plant to plant in good soils, and slightly closer on poor soils.
Of the ash obtained from burning the Sunflower stems and heads (apart from seeds) 62 per cent consists of potash, and as an acre of Sunflowers produces from 2,500 to 4,000 lb.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/s/sunfl100.html   (3922 words)

 Fruit ID #5
The sunflower family is rivaled in size only by the orchid family (Orchidaceae) with approximately 20,000 species and the legume family (Fabaceae) with about 18,000 species.
Sunflower seeds used for eating usually come from achenes with a striped pericarp, while seeds used for sunflower oil come from solid fl achenes.
Sunflower seeds of this variety with striped pericarps is used primarily for food.
waynesword.palomar.edu /fruitid5.htm   (820 words)

 MSN Encarta - Sunflower
Sunflower, common name for annual and perennial herbs of a genus of the family of composite flowers.
Cruder sunflower oil is used for making soap and candles.
The roots of one species, also called Jerusalem artichoke (see Artichoke, Jerusalem), may be eaten boiled, stewed, or baked in pies.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554477/Sunflower.html   (308 words)

Sunflower remains have been found in North American archaeological sites dating from as early as 3,000 B.C. The center of origin for wild sunflowers is considered to be the Western Plains of North America, but the ancestors of the cultivated type have been traced to the Southwest or the Missouri-Mississippi River valley areas.
The Russians eagerly accepted the sunflower recognizing it as a source of oil that could be eaten without breaking the laws of the church.
The nutrients that are of quantity in sunflower seeds include protein, thiamine, Vitamin E, iron, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and the essential fatty acids Linoleic acid and Oleic acid.
www.ext.vt.edu /departments/envirohort/factsheets2/annperbulb/aug94pr2.html   (918 words)

 Sunflower: Privacy
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Sunflower Systems is concerned with the security of your personal information we have collected and has in place reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information.
Sunflower Systems may update this policy from time to time to describe how new site features affect our use of your information and to let you know of new control and preference features that we provide you.
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 Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Sunflower hinge joint is built heavy, and equipped with 1 1/8" diameter, grade 5 hinge bolts for added strength.
Sunflower's unique transport lock is designed so the operator does not climb onto or beneath the machine to activate.
This is part of Sunflower's commitment to your safety.
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 ARTSEDGE: Sunflowers
In this lesson, van Gogh’s depiction of sunflowers is used as a means of focusing on the parts of a flower, growing sunflowers in the classroom, and developing students' artistic impressions of sunflowers.
Students should verbalize that the sunflowers in Van Gogh’s painting are in a vase and are therefore considerably "shorter" than a flower they might see in a garden.
Sunflowers are native plants of the North American prairie; One state where sunflowers would be found is Kansas.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /content/2353   (956 words)

 Managing Insect Pests of Texas: Sunflower
The sunflower moth is the major pest of sunflower; stem weevils, seed weevils, the girdler complex and thistle caterpillar are of secondary importance.
Seeds of oil seed sunflower contain 38 to 50 percent oil and are generally smaller than the non-oil seed varieties, which are used for human and bird food.
The economic threshold for the red sunflower seed weevil is 14 per head for oil seed sunflower and one per head for confectionery.
entowww.tamu.edu /extension/bulletins/b-1488.html   (2470 words)

As we were approaching his home, all of us were stunned by the magnificent scenery of the vast area of a golden sunflower field of which the background was the clear blue sky.
The sunflower is well grown in central, northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand such as Lop Buri, Saraburi, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Kam- phaeng Phet, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Sakaeo and Nakhon Ratchasima.However, Lop Buri and Saraburi are the most famous sites of sunflower fields.
Moreover, sunflower oil is high in linoleic (polyunsaturated) acid, which is an essential fatty acid, and vitamin E that plays the role of an antioxidant which can protect the oil from having bad smell when being stored for a long time.
www.thaiwaysmagazine.com /thai_article/2117_sun_flower/sun_flower.html   (1538 words)

 SetSail.com - the serious cruising sailor's website
Sunflower has been a veritable ark over the years, wth the variety of birds from around the world that have caught a ride.
Beth and Al reflect on waiting out the Gulf War aboard Sunflower in Turkey, and discuss how their fellow cruisers in Malaysia might or might not be changing plans right now.
Sunflower goes aground, damaging her keel as well as Al and Beth's ribs.
www.setsail.com /s_logs/liggett/liggett.html   (1715 words)

 Amazon.com: Sunflower: Books: Martha Powers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
But as the fall Sunflower Festival approaches, the psychopath sees Sheila interviewed on TV; she is blonde and wears dangling gold sunflower earrings, and he confuses her with the woman who long ago triggered his murderous obsession.
The murderer appears to have the trust of his victims; in fact, all signs point to someone living in the community who is fond of sunflowers, since sunflowers or their seeds have been found at several of the crime scenes.
Sunflower grips you and is hard to put down, I almost missed my stop on the train because I was so caught up in it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671039350?v=glance   (1319 words)

 Sunflower: Downloads
Sunflower Sentry helps organizations confidently manage the asset loan process, understand where assets are at any point in time and provide real-time reporting for security purposes.
Sunflower Assets for Higher Education provides clarity to colleges and universities by supplying a single system of record for all assets.
Sunflower Assets for the Federal Government helps agencies subject to government audit and oversight comply with mandated property control and accountability requirements.
www.sunflowersystems.com /downloads/index.jsp   (708 words)

 Oracle Financials at Stanford: Sunflower - About Sunflower
Sunflower Assets is a lifecycle asset management and reporting application that interfaces directly with Oracle Financials.
Sunflower is a web-based application that interfaces directly with Oracle's Fixed Assets and Grants Accounting modules to provide a complete system of record for capital and sponsor-owned equipment and materials.
Because Sunflower does access parts of the Oracle system differently from other self-service applications, desktop requirements for Sunflower users are slightly different.
www.stanford.edu /services/oracle/sunflower   (225 words)

 The Beach Boys : Sunflower - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Though the songwriting didn't quite reach the high quality of "California Girls" or "God Only Knows," Sunflower showed the Beach Boys truly working as a band, and doing so better than they ever had in the past (or would in the future).
Sunflower is also a remarkably cohesive album, something not seen from the Beach Boys since Pet Sounds.
As with that album, Sunflower earned critical raves in Britain but was virtually ignored in America.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,49685,00.html   (224 words)

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