fava larga variety; and T4- yam intercropped with a combination of sunn hemp
and pigeon pea.
The use of vigorous seeds is essential for ensuring economic viability and sustainability of agro-ecosystems, specially for species such as sunn hemp
(Crotalaria juncea L.
is a leguminous species widely used as cover crop because it has high phytomass production and increased accumulation of nitrogen (Torres et al.
Replacing sorghum with Sunn Hemp
also allows planters to spray their PowerPlant food plots with Arrest MAX[TM], Whitetail Institute's selective-grass herbicide.
is cropped to recover the soil quality of agricultural areas, degraded over time.
is a tropical legume that quickly grows to 9 feet tall (see photo, Page 35).
is also being looked at as a possible bio fuel (Perry A.
The history of the experimental sites involved growing sunn hemp
and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.
Work by Agricultural Research Service scientists in Florence, South Carolina, suggests that farmers in the Southeast could use the tropical legume sunn hemp
(Crotalaria juncea) in their crop rotations by harvesting the fast-growing annual for biofuel.
is a member of the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family and economically is the most important species of the genus Crotalaria, which consists of about 550 species.
1989), and sunn hemp
residues incorporated into the soil may provide 350 kg N [ha.
Brazil has produced sunn hemp
for paper since the 1960s.