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Sunn Hemp

Sunn Hemp is a rapid establishing legume that when grown as a summer annual can produce over 5,000 pounds of biomass and over 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Food plotters only need 8 to 12 weeks of frost-free growth conditions to receive these results. Plant when soil temps reach 65 degrees. Sunn Hemp is adapted to a wide range of soils, but it grows best on well-drained soils with a pH from 5.5 to 7.5. It provides the benefits of a cover crop such as erosion control, soil improvement, plus suppression of root-knot nematodes. Sunn Hemp is an excellent summer rotation crop following a fall/winter brassica food plot such as Winter-Greens, Beets & Greens, Tall Tine Tubers or even Pure Attraction. Under proper soil conditions and adequate rainfall, Sunn Hemp can reach 8-12 feet in southern regions and 4-6 feet in the northern regions of the US. Sunn Hemp is also Arrest Max approved!

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Easy to grow and they loved it

Posted by Brannon W.-NC

I planted Wi sunn hemp the past two years with great results. I had plants that developed quickly and with deer in the field every day and night razing the plants they continued to develop. It held deer until the plants were eaten to the ground in late fall. Very impressive in a high deer density area.

Quick growth and great usage

Posted by Randy C. – MASS

It’s our first year testing Whitetail Institute SunnHemp. Great growth and usage. Very pleased. It will be in our planting plans for this coming spring. Seems to hold deer and withstand grazing better than some other companies products we’ve tried.

Used this as a cover crop

Posted by Will L.

We were late planting Imperial Clover this past spring due to weather. Added some of the Whitetail Institute SunHemp and it worked great.

Great development

Posted by Oliver A.

I planted Sunhemp this past summer and it germinated within a week and the deer started to hit it hard. What was strange but good was the more deer we saw eating it the thicker it got. Right now it’s so thick the deer are living in it. This is a good one.

Great plot

Posted by Pete F.

The deer are using it and have been since I planted it in May. It’s still growing and has handled the heavy grazing much better than I expected.

Sunn Hemp Sunn Hemp is a rapid establishing legume that when grown as a summer annual can produce over 5,000 pounds of biomass and over 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Food plotters only need 8