Bonoil LTD works alongside local farmers to ensure quality right from the beginning. Our warehouses store approximately 100 000 MT of sunflower seed annually. We have storage facilities for raw sunflower oil with a capacity of 5 000 MT.

Where to find us

L: To see all locations, click HERE

T: +359 886 355 900

E: bonoilseeds@geogroup.org

Bonoil LTD works alongside local farmers to ensure quality right from the beginning. Our warehouses store approximately 100 000 MT of sunflower seed annually. We have storage facilities for raw sunflower oil with a capacity of 5 000 MT.

Where to find us

L: To see all locations, click HERE

T: +359 886 355 900

E: bonoilseeds@geogroup.org

Sunflower Sowing in Bulgaria: A Key Agricultural Activity

Explore the key role of sunflower sowing in Bulgaria’s agricultural landscape and its significant impact on the economy.

Sunflower sowing is a major agricultural activity in Bulgaria, contributing significantly to the country’s economy. It is one of the most important crops, and Bulgaria has gained a reputation as a top producer of sunflower seeds. With over 15 years in agriculture, Bonoil LTD is a leader in sunflower seed products. The family company cultivates 20,000 acres of private land, utilizing cutting-edge agricultural techniques to maximize both yield and quality.

Bonoil LTD integrates satellite-guided tractors for precise sunflower sowing, ensuring optimal depth and spacing. This method enhances resource efficiency by reducing water use and chemical inputs.

After sowing, Bonoil LTD prioritizes the care of sunflower crops to secure their growth. Regular pest and disease monitoring is vital, employing integrated pest management techniques favoring biological and organic controls. This approach reduces the environmental impact and ensures the safety of the seeds for consumption. Bonoil LTD’s commitment to sustainable farming and innovation has not only enhanced productivity but also contributed significantly to Bulgaria’s reputation as a top producer of sunflower seeds worldwide.

Harvesting of sunflowers starts at the end of August when the plants bow their heads, signaling that the seeds are ready for collection. Bonoil LTD uses combine harvesters equipped with specialized headers to efficiently gather the seeds and minimize loss. After harvesting, workers test and sort the sunflower seeds by quality. They send the best seeds to a dehulling factory and direct those with higher oil content to a sunflower oil refinery. This meticulous process ensures optimal use of each seed, demonstrating the company’s commitment to quality and sustainability.

The sowing season is about more than just planting seeds; it’s about cultivating the future of Bulgaria’s sunflower industry. This industry is poised for expansion into new markets and the exploration of value-added products like biofuels and health foods.