These University of Hawaii fact sheets and virtual field day explain how to use sunn hemp as a cover crop to control weeds, nematodes and other pests, add soil nutrients, prevent erosion, and contribute to a more robust and complex community of beneficial nematodes.
Available fact sheets include:
- Using Sunn Hemp as a Cover Crop to Suppress Root-Knot Nematodes
- The Impact of Sunn Hemp Cover Cropping on Belowground Organisms and Nutrient Status Associated with a Cucumber Planting
Want more information? See the related SARE grants:
- A Superhero without a Cape: Using the Cover Crop Sunn Hemp to Feed the Soil, Suppress Nematodes and Smother Weeds (FW05-314)
- Improving and extending the superhero status of the sunn hemp to other growers in need of help (SW07-604)
- Promoting Adaptive Management With ‘Tropic Sun’ sunn hemp (Crotolaria juncea) in Hawaii for Ecological Strategies in Weed Control, Nematode Suppression and Nutrient Management (EW08-013)
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.