Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
A Sunn Hemp Cover Crop for Soil Health and Nematode Management
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 grant(s) FW05-314, A Superhero without a Cape: Using the Cover Crop Sunn Hemp to Feed the Soil, Suppress Nematodes and Smother Weeds, SW07-604, Improving and Extending the Superhero Status of Sunn Hemp to Other Growers in Need of Help and EW08-013, Promoting Adaptive Management with Tropic Sun Sunn Hemp (Crotolaria juncea) in Hawaii for Ecological Strategies in Weed Control, Nematode Suppression and Nutrient Management.
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These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.