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Conservation Tillage: Cover Crops

Sunn Hemp

Photo: Sunn HempSunn hemp is a tropical summer legume native to India and Pakistan. It is noted for its rapid growth and ability to fix nitrogen (120 lbs N / acre sunn hemp in 2-3 months). Sunn hemp also shows resistance or tolerance to root-knot and reinform nematodes. Unfortunately, sunn hemp seeds are expensive and in limited supply in the U.S., being tropically produced.

Seed 40-50 lb/A (with cowpea inoculant)

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