Armor® Dove Pro 17

$295.00 bag

If you’re looking for an early maturity, shorter sunflower plant with excellent roots and standability, Armor Dove Pro 17 is for you. This sunflower excels at attracting early birds, performs consistently across all environments, produces good energy from higher oil content, and is very uniform with high grain yield potential. It has excellent drought tolerance and no major agronomic watch outs. Give it a try!

Seed Size: 2

Package Size: 25 lb bag (treated)

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Product Guide

Agronomic Information

Days to Maturity 85
Height S
Oil Content 2
Drydown 1
Phomopsis NA
Sclerotinia NA
Stalk Strength 1
Drought Tolerance 1

ARMOR SEED is a registered trademark of Winfield Solutions, LLC. Because of factors outside of Winfield Solutions’ control, results to be obtained, including but not limited to yields, financial performance, profits, losses or otherwise, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by Winfield Solutions, LLC. The UNIQUE CLEARFIELD SYMBOL and CLEARFIELD are registered trademarks of BASF.


  • Seeding Rate:
    • Row Planting: 20,000 seeds/acre (3 lbs/acre)
    • Seeder: 25,000 seeds/acre (4 lbs/acre)
    • Broadcasting: 30,000 seeds/acre (5 lbs/acre)
  • Seed Depth:
    • Row: 1.5″ – 2″
    • Broadcast/Drag: 1.5″
  • Planting Dates: aim for soil temperatures above 50 degrees F at 2″ deep
    • Zone 1: Mid May – June
    • Zone 2: Mid April – May
    • Zone 3: April – Early May
    • Zone 4: Mid May – June


For best results, take soil samples about a month before planting – adjust fertility levels based on soil sample results.

  • Pre-plant application: 200 lbs/ac of 25-5-25 fertilizer blend
  • In-season application: 200 lbs/ac of 25-5-25 fertilizer blend

Weed Control

Armor Dove Pro seed products utilize the Clearfield® Production System trait, which is produced with conventional breeding for use with Beyond® herbicide to control post-emergent weeds.

This is a great option for no-till or minimum-till sunflower areas, or fields containing weeds that are hard to control with other herbicides.

  • Burndown: Burndown with 22 oz Roundup PowerMAX® (0.77 acid equivalent glyphosate)/acre and disk prior to planting
  • Pre-emerge at seeding: Burndown with 22 oz Roundup PowerMAX® (0.77 acid equivalent glyphosate)/acre after planting and prior to sunflower emergence
  • Post-emerge: Apply 4 oz/acre Beyond® herbicide (Imazamox) when sunflowers reach 2-8 leaf stages – earlier in that window will provide better control than later