Tor 7+ Sumo sunflower hybrid is a crop for Granstar cultivation technology with resistance up to 7 broomrape races. The origin of parental lines is the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops NS Seme (Novi Sad, Serbia).
Potential yield of Tor 7+ Sumo sunflower seeds is 5 t/ha. Oil content is high, 50-52%.
The hybrid has a short growing season of 90-95 days. Tor 7+ Sumo blooms before high heat. This allows the crop to set seeds prior to influence of severe air and soil drought, as it is known that elevated temperatures during flowering have a negative effect on seed set.
Recommended areas for growing Tor 7+ Sumo sunflower seeds are southern, southeastern regions with insufficient moisture. In other areas it can be grown in compliance with the technology and crop rotation. The hybrid is suitable for broomrape distribution areas.
Advantages of Tor 7+ Sumo sunflower hybrid:
- resistant to 7+ broomrape races
- ultraearly hybrid with a short growing season
- resistant to all races of downy mildew.
Tor 7+ sowing material is presented in Optimum and Premium technological solutions. Optimum technological solution includes two fungicides to control all typical diseases during germination (fludioxonil and metalaxyl-M) and Evrostim Premium microfertilizer. Premium technological solution is the treatment of seed with three fungicides: fludioxonil, metalaxyl-M, thiram, as well as Evrostim Premium microfertilizer and growth stimulator based on phytohormones. This gives the Tor 7+ Sumo crop a push to active growth at the beginning of growing season and an opportunity to reach its full potential.