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BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL: Some of the Topflite team (from left) Niere Kitson, Charissa Newton, Ross and Peter Mitchell, Lisa Robertson and Briar Wilson, in a field of blooming sunflowers owned by the Mitchell Webster Group.

The sunflowers are grown each year to be harvested for Topflite bird seed.

Topflite office manager Niere Kitson said last year the sunflowers attracted a film crew to the region to make a soft drink commercial for Japanese television and they had inquired about coming back this year.

Peter Mitchell said he expected the yield for their 70ha of sunflowers to be average this year because of the dry weather.

The sunflowers are also shorter than previous years.

PHOTO: RUBY HARFIELD