Sunn Hemp (Crotolaria juncea)
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Sunn Hemp is warm season annual legume. It’s known as a old legume in the sense it’s been around for a long time, but it has had new rise in popularity over the last few years. It can be very effective as soil building legume for cover crop or for grazing.
As a cover crop it can produce large amounts of biomass quickly. It returns nutrients to the soil that had been depleted. It produces nitrogen. It adds organic matter, can help to control nematode‘s and improves the quality of the soil.
Sunn Hemp an excellent choice for forage with high protein and as well as being very palatable. Sunn Hemp seed should never be fed as grain and animals should not graze plants that have mature or immature seeds. Ingesting the seeds at a high rate can cause damage to the liver, lungs, heart and nervous system. Only graze or cut before flowering.
Plant at 40-50 pounds per acre, If you are broadcasting
Plant at 30-50 pounds per acre, If you are using a drill