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Sunflowers in the Desert Valley areas of Southern California


W. F. Lehman
F. E. Robinson
P. F. Knowles
R. A. Flock

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Hilgardia 27(8):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p12. August 1973.

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From this series of studies it appears that sunflowers are well adapted (and needed) as a crop in the low desert valley areas. However, production with the varieties presently available is marginal-to-poor. Improvements in insect and disease resistance, coupled with benefits derived from use of hybrids, could make this a profitable crop for these areas in the near future.

Lehman W, Robinson F, Knowles P, Flock R. 1973. Sunflowers in the Desert Valley areas of Southern California. Hilgardia 27(8):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p12
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