A tropical legume,sunn hemp can produce more than 5,000 lb. dry matter/A and 120 lb. N/A.
- Sunn hemp is not winter hardy and a hard freeze easily kills it
- Sow sunn hemp a minimum of nine weeks before the average date of the first fall freeze.
- It can fill a narrow niche between harvest of a summer crop and planting of a fall cash or cover crop
- Seed at 40 to 50 lbs/acre, with a cowpea type inoculant