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Sunn Hemp

Description

Sunn hemp is an erect, tall growing legume with an anchoring tap root. The leaves are high in protein for grazing and especially popular with small ruminants like sheep, goats, and deer, but cattle will also eat the leaves. The stalk is very lignified making this a poor species to use in a hay mix.

Sunn Hemp

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Seeding Rate: 18 - 20 lbs per acre.

    Description

    Sunn hemp is an erect, tall growing legume with an anchoring tap root. The leaves are high in protein for grazing and especially popular with small ruminants like sheep, goats, and deer, but cattle will also eat the leaves. The stalk is very lignified making this a poor species to use in a hay mix.

    When is the right time to plant?

    Sunn Hemp has a minimum germination temp of 65 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
    Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

    Basic Info

    N Fix Potential 100 - 180
    Seeds/lb 15000
    C/N at Maturity Low
    Growth Habit Upright
    Root Type/Depth Deep Taproot
    Cold Kill 32 °F
    Dry Matter Potential 3 - 5 tons/acre

    Use & Characteristics

    Maturity 150 days
    Lasting Residue Very Good
    Palatability Fair
    Hay Harvest Fair
    Regrowth Good
    Deep Compaction Excellent
    Surface Compaction Very Good
    Weed Suppression Fair
    Crimp Kill Easy

    Planting

    Plant Depth 3/4 - 1"
    Min Germ Temp 65 °F
    Drilled Seed Rate 18 - 20 lbs/acre
    Broadcast Seed Rate 25 - 30 lbs/acre

    Tolerance

    Heat Excellent
    Drought Very Good
    Shade Poor
    Wet Soil Fair
    Low Fertility Good
    Low pH Soil Good
    High pH Salinity Fair
    High pH Calcareous Fair

    Not all seed is created equal

    We take pride in growing, sourcing, cleaning, and shipping all of our products to the highest standards.

    • We contract grow over 60% of the seed we sell with a network of growers across the USA.
    • We store our seed using automated systems that maintain optimum temperature and mositure levels to ensure excellent germination.
    • We test our seed every 6 months to ensure the highest quality and consistency for all the products we ship. 
    • We ship to all 50 states and several Canadian provinces. We always strive to offer the most cost-effective and timely deliver as possible.

    We walk with you

    Cover crops can be tricky, even scary at times, but we provide you the support you need for every step of this journey.

    Drawing upon our team’s expertise and experience, we collaborate with farmers, ranchers and soil health researchers to produce a bounty of free, educational resources. Each year, we release the Soil Health Resource Guide, webinar series, conferences, field days and more in order to help you to make informed decisions about your soils.

    And our expert sales team is always standing by and ready to help you with your cover crop questions.

    Faith Based, Farmer Built, Family Owned

    Like many farmers, faith and family go hand in hand with the day to day operations. We built our company to help people regenerate God’s creation to be enjoyed for many generations after us. Together with our family and employees, we’ve built this dream, and we’re all here to serve you and watch your soil health dreams become a reality.

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    Bob Zullo
    Best sun hemp seed I ever bought

    Once I had the soils ready ,I planted and the seed came up in two days.Food plot looks great in only a week.This is in south Louisiana summer heat
    will buy again for sure.

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