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Sunhemp (Crotolaria intermedia)

  • Description :
    • An annual summer legume grown mainly for green manuring.
  • Climate :
    • Subtropical
  • Moisture Requirements :
    • 450 mm + per annum
  • Soil Preference :
    • Widely adapted to all soil types that have good drainage.
  • Sowing Rate :
    • Broadcast : 50 kg / ha
  • Planting Time :
    • October to November
  • Planting Method :
    • Plant on a fine, weed free, well prepared seed bed
  • Management :
    • Can be sown up to end of January for green manure purposes.
    • Grows up to 1.2 m in height
  • Advantages :
    • Green manuring
    • Drought tolerant
  • Limitations :
    • Only does really well in the hotter environments
    • If grazed, not all that palatable for stock
 
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