Sunflowers are a summer annual oilseed grown for oilseed, confection, and birdseed. Sunflowers are grown on small amount of acreage in the dryland production systems of the inland Pacific Northwest. Sunflowers thrive in warm environments and can be planted in the late spring. The late spring planting offers rotational advantages by allowing for an extended herbicide application season. Most sunflowers in the inland Pacific Northwest are currently sold into the bird seed market.