I've given up on Sunflowers. After feeling like a genius grower for 12 years, the deer at my place have turned my dove field into their #1 food source. I've made it worse with all the wheat in there in the winter. They have been trained to eat there. Electric fences are not an option. I have a full plate already without dicking around with a damn electric fence. I'm going all in this year with Millett and Sorghum. If I can get a good stand, I think I can make the field work again. I'm wondering if I can get the fire dept to help me burn it at the end of august, but I'm guessing they might have an issue if it is dry and the fact that it is surrounded by woods. I have a 110 gal 3 pt sprayer, 60gal UTV sprayer, and a 1000gal arena water trailer sprayer to wet things down/put out grass. When/if they say no, I'm thinking disc mower, ted, rake, bale.