Sunn Hemp is called this because of its bright yellow flowers and that it can be a source of fibre (hemp).
It is an erect, branching, annual summer legume.
It is a rapid, vigorous grower with a strong taproot and branching root system.
It reaches a height of over 1.2m in 60 days when grown under favourable conditions (hot and wet).
It can attain a height of over 1.8m in approximately 90 days.
It does not self-seed easily and is therefore a low weed risk.
Sunn Hemp is drought hardy, fast-growing, a huge producer of nitrogen
Sunn Hemp is not fussy with soil types, diseases, water, nutrition etc…, and it kills/reduces CCN (Cereal Cyst nematode), RLN (Root Lesion Nematodes), rhizoctonia and take-all.
Effects on Livestock:
Seeds, stems and leaves of Sunn Hemp are non-toxic
It will grow happily from 5.0-8.5pH
Sow direct where they are to grow. Firm down, water gently and keep moist through the germination period.
Choose a warm, sunny, well-drained position sheltered from the wind. Add Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Keep free from weeds and keep well watered. A
Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering. Cut flowers are best picked before they are too old.
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