Sunn Hemp Food Plot Seed
Sunn Hemp has been recognized as a excellent choice for summer food plot plantings in the last several years. Sunn Hemp is a tropical legume species most commonly used for soil building or cover crops. This legume species will grow as tall as 6 feet in 60 days. Sunn Hemp has a protein content of 28% - 30% compared to alfalfa at 20% providing outstanding food plot nutrition. Planting rates for food plots range from 15 lbs. with other species to 30 lbs. as a stand alone. Sunn Hemp germinates and grows incredibly fast. For food plots, sunn hemp should be incorporated or tilled back into the soil after 60 to 80 days to prevent the plants from reaching full maturity. This species is a variety of Hemp and contains a very fibrous stalk which can be problematic after maturity. In our experience the best management practice for sunn hemp for food plots is to mow the hemp off at 12 inches after it reaches 3 to 4 feet in height. The plant will regrow from the stubble and the deer will continue to benefit from the plants nutritious leaves and tender buds.
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