Crop Insurance
2017 Crop Insurance Planting Maps
2017 sunflower planting date
map for crop insurance

The final planting dates for 2017 crop insurance purposes have been announced by the Risk Management Agency. These maps show final planting dates for the Dakotas, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.

The final planting date is the last day that you can plant the crop and still get full coverage. After this date the coverage is reduced by 1 percent per day and the actual final date that the crop can be planted and is anywhere from 20 to 25 days after the date listed on the map depending on the county.
Additional Documents
Colorado Planting Map  file size: 542 kb

Kansas Planting Map file size: 836 kb

Minnesota Planting Map file size: 826 kb

Nebraska Planting Map file size: 267 kb

ND, SD, MT, & WY Planting Map file size: 201 kb

TX and OK Final Planting Dates file size: 400 kb

NSA Crop Insurance Priorities 2017
NSA is working with RMA to have trend-adjusted actual production history yields (Trend-Adjusted APH) for sunflower in all counties in all states that have sunflower crop insurance coverage. This would give sunflower producers another option to update their actual production history (APH) when making crop insurance decisions. Trend-Adjusted APH is available in 2017 in most counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Counties Added for 2017
State Counties
Colorado Adams, Kit Carson, Weld
Kansas Cheyenne, Rawlins, Scott, Sherman, Stevens, Thomas
Minnesota Traverse
Nebraska Box Butte, Cheyenne, Kimball, Perkins, Sheridan
North Dakota Billings
South Dakota Bennett, Buffalo, Haakon, Jackson, Jerauld, Mellette, Shannon, Stanley
Texas Hale, Lamb

Hail Damage
Hail storms can and will cause different types of sunflower plant injury. Plant death, damage to the terminal bud, physical injury to the stalk and head, and defoliation are all types of injury that can influence yield. These guidelines can help you and your crop insurance adjuster determine losses due to hail damage at several stages of sunflower plant development.
Additional Documents
Hail Damage Adjustment Guide file size: 1603 kb

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