2006 Sunflower Conference
Presentations from the 2006 Sunflower Conference can be downloaded by clicking on the presenter’s name.
Conference OpeningPeter Reading, GRDC
Session 1 Marketing and New TechnologyTrends in demand for sunflower oil and consumer preferences. Jade Ng, Goodman Fielder
The US perspective – Weed control and new technology. Dr Phillip Stahlman, Part 1 & Part 2, Kansas State University, USA.
Session 2 Insect and Disease ManagementInsects - their effects and management. Dr Dave Murray, QDPI & F
Diseases in Sunflowers – an update on the latest research. Dr Gary Kong, QDPI&F
Breeding and AgronomyWays to influence seed size, quality (oil content) and yield. Dr Victor Sadras, SARDI & University of Adelaide
Breeding and new technology – where is the focus world wide? Alan Scott, Pacific Seeds
Confectionary Sunflowers – a new breeding program. Sun Yue (Jenny), University of Queensland
Session 4 Agronomy and StorageSunflower benchmarking – current industry practice and trends which lead to high yield and oil contents. Stephanie Belfield and Loretta Serafin, NSW DPI
Water use efficiency – an on-farm perspective – how do sunflowers compare to the other summer crops? Rob Long, B & W Rural
Storing sunflowers using aeration, Tait
Session 5 End Users and Alternative UsesHealth benefits from margarines. Dr Peter Clifton, CSIRO
Alternative uses of sunflowers in the USA. Dr Phil Stahlman, Kansas State University, USA.
Alternative markets for sunflowers. David Montgomery, Oleo & Phillip Albury, Philp Brodie Grains