Sunn Hemp Articles

Sunn hemp is broad in its application because it is a multi-purpose legume. Browse around all of our articles listed below or choose from the topic list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening the Gate – Video

Today we opened the gate to the Sunn Hemp and thought you might enjoy this short video of our goats; Ayana and her colt, Pale Face; and Myrtle, our Brahma cow.

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Sunn Hemp for Deer Plots

This story came to us from Luther Wannamaker of Wannamaker Seeds in St. Matthews, SC. Hope you enjoy this true account of how Sunn Hemp impacted their land. Taking Care of Your Brother with Sunn Hemp Take your worse soil, Make it your best! And feed deer abundantly! Summer Food Plot Winter Food Plot   […]

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Sunn Hemp for Quail: The Premier Quail Food Plot

  AU Golden Sunn Hemp and Quail Haven Soybeans mixed is “The Premier Quail Food Plot”.   The Sunn Hemp will grow rapidly and give the quail plenty of cover and plenty of insects for the quail to feed on.  The Quail Haven will produce between 500 and 1,500 pounds of small soybeans for the […]

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Protein Reservoir

Your livestock may greatly benefit from a Protein Reservoir. In the photo above, Sunn Hemp at 10lbs and Pearl Millet at 10lbs. were the mix. We do not recommend Sunn Hemp for horses because it is too high of a protein feed. However, I use this mix on my own horses. It took 13 horses […]

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Coggins Farm Report

Coggins Farm is one of the largest vegetable farms in Georgia. They farm south of Valdosta which is right on the Florida line. The soil they farm is deep sand. Photo of Felton Coggins (below) with the radish was taken in late February right after several days of temps in the low 20s. Coggins’ green […]

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Sunn Hemp a Must for Organic Production

Fruit and vegetable growers across the U.S. are finding dynamic plant health, drought tolerance and increased yield in fruit and vegetables as well as row crops following Sunn Hemp.

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Sunn Hemp and Silage

We are often asked can Sunn Hemp be used for grazing, hay or silage. Sunn Hemp is used for hay, silage and grazing in other countries, primarily Costa Rica. We are pioneering with a few of the best growers to find how this can best be done here. To my knowledge only one person in […]

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Sunn Hemp and Quail Haven Soybean are the Ultimate Mix

This is the ultimate food plot for wildlife (deer, turkey, quail and dove). It is also an excellent protein reservoir for livestock.  (Not recommended for horses as is too high protein). Sunn Hemp almost always performs better in a mix.  The Sunn Hemp grows faster as it likes to compete.  The other crop grows better […]

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Sunn Hemp – One of the Answers to Resistant Palmer Amaranth and Other Weeds

Sunn Hemp smothers out 99.9 % of all weeds and is allelopathic to Palmer Amaranth.  Any time you do not have a crop on your soil, fill those gaps with Sunn Hemp or Sodbuster Radish.  Sunn Hemp in the summer followed by Sodbuster in the winter will totally rebuild your soil and dynamically improve your […]

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Sunn Hemp is Perfect for Your Garden

Make the worst garden the best with Sunn Hemp and Sodbuster Radish.Any time you do not have a crop on your soil, fill those gaps with Sunn Hemp or Sodbuster Radish.  Sunn Hemp in the summer followed by Sodbuster in the winter will totally rebuild your soil and dynamically improve your next garden. Sunn Hemp […]

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Sunn Hemp for Reclaiming Poor Land

Sunn Hemp is a topical legume, used in many countries as the # 1 cover crop for reclaiming poor land. This method is used extensively in Brazil. There are 45000 acres of Sunn Hemp in the Sao Paulo Region alone. Plant Sunn Hemp and follow it with Sodbuster Radish. The two crops will dynamically improve your soil turning your worst soil into your best.

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A Golden Opportunity

One of the major keys of cover crops is finding the window of opportunity that fits your farm. Placing Sunn Hemp right after corn harvest is a golden opportunity.

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Sunn Hemp, a Forage for Goats

Sunn hemp and its effects on goats.

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Sunn Hemp and Buckwheat

Sunn hemp and buckwheat may be an excellent cover crop. Presently at Petcher Seeds, we are studying this cover crop mix which appears to be outstanding as a cover crop, wildlife food plot, and for bees. The reason for using buckwheat in the mix is that it adds so many benefits. Sunn hemp, being a […]

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Bow Hunter’s Special

Starting in September Sunn Hemp does not grow as tall as when planted earlier. However, many deer hunters are planting Sunn Hemp in September at a 7-10 lb. per acre rate mixed in with their early fall winter deer food plots.

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Our Corn

Sodbuster Radish at 9 lbs. per acre was a late fall/winter cover. This corn was planted half-rate commercial fertilizer and appears to be very healthy and in a few months will yield a good harvest. This field was planted in sunn hemp late last June. It was then grazed from October until November. Corn was […]

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