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Crotolaria Juncea Sunn Hemp - Raw Seed (lb)

Crotolaria Juncea Sunn Hemp - Raw Seed (lb)

Excellent Summer Nitrogen Fixer

Crotolaria juncea, Ciat variety. Warm season legume cover crop.

Sunn Hemp, a tropical legume, is used in many tropical countries as the number one soil builder and cover crop for reclaiming poor land. Vigorous summer legume, has a deep tap root and will produce yellow flowers within 60-75 days (fastest growth is in July/August). Grows best in soils that are around 65°F.

  • Application Rate: 1-2 lb/1000 sq ft or 15-30 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Cowpea inoculant (sold separately)
  • Germination: 5-10 Days (when soil is warm)
  • Plant Height: 5 - 6'
  • Use: Excellent Nitrogen fixer (200 lb/acre) and produces much organic matter. It can be used for cattle, sheep and goat grazing, as well as food plot for attracting deer. It can be used for weed control and for reclaiming poor land. Will pull up or mine calcium, sulfur, magnesium and some trace minerals.
  • Facts to Note: Loves hot weather but will withstand cold down to 28°F. Requires good drainage, grows well on acid soils and tolerates low fertility. Seeds should be planted on rows 24"-36 apart or plants tend to smother each other out. Resistant to root-knot and Reniform nematodes.

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Description

Crotolaria juncea, Ciat variety. Warm season legume cover crop.

Sunn Hemp, a tropical legume, is used in many tropical countries as the number one soil builder and cover crop for reclaiming poor land. Vigorous summer legume, has a deep tap root and will produce yellow flowers within 60-75 days (fastest growth is in July/August). Grows best in soils that are around 65°F.

  • Application Rate: 1-2 lb/1000 sq ft or 15-30 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Cowpea inoculant (sold separately)
  • Germination: 5-10 Days (when soil is warm)
  • Plant Height: 5 - 6'
  • Use: Excellent Nitrogen fixer (200 lb/acre) and produces much organic matter. It can be used for cattle, sheep and goat grazing, as well as food plot for attracting deer. It can be used for weed control and for reclaiming poor land. Will pull up or mine calcium, sulfur, magnesium and some trace minerals.
  • Facts to Note: Loves hot weather but will withstand cold down to 28°F. Requires good drainage, grows well on acid soils and tolerates low fertility. Seeds should be planted on rows 24"-36 apart or plants tend to smother each other out. Resistant to root-knot and Reniform nematodes.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 1.1 lb

Dimensions: 8.0"L x 5.0"W x 1.5"H

Features

  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Provides Quick Growth

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Trav
Great germination, works as advertised

I planted this to reduce erosion and work as a ground cover and template for fall/winter cover crops. I chopped it down once it got to around 5-6 ft and let our first freeze kill it out... it's now december and I have amazing volunteer germination of annual grasses that sprouted under the canopy of this a little before it was winter killed with little weed pressure. This soil shall be most favorable in spring when I plan to actually crop it out. (central texas has little to no soil so i've had to essentially start from scratch and this has really helped)

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Matt
Nitrogen fixing summer cover crop

We love sunn hemp because it is a warm weather planted cover crop that grows fast, produces big biomass, and fixes nitrogen. Not other crop really fits the bill for us in that manner. Not the easiest seed to find, we appreciate PV carrying this at a reasonable price.

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SteveH
Great seeds so far

I was using cowpeas for a summer cover crop, and they didn't germinate consistently, so I replaced them with this sunn hemp. In about a week, all my beds are popping up in new crotolaria, so I'm very happy so far.

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Goat lady
good product

lots of seeds in order, germinated well. Good for goat forage. My goats have cleaned my pasture of all the nasty things they like to eat and are not happy eating grass and clover. This will help repopulate my pasture with forage. I am growing a patch that they cannot get to for seed and seeding the rest as I rotate pasture.

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