Tag Archives: legume

Sunnhemp

Seed of sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea) is produced on the Bos Khnor Station (Chamcarleu district, Kampong Cham province). Sunnhemp is sown in association with others cover/relay crops as millet, sorghum, finger millet (Eleusine coracana) among others. As a legume, the sunnhemp develops a mutualistic relationship with rhizobacteria. This specie is also useful to decrease the abundance of plant-parasitic nematode and to decompact the soil through a strong and deep tap root system.

Sunnhemp, Bos Khnor, Kampong Cham, Florent Tivet, nov-2014
Sunnhemp, Bos Khnor, Kampong Cham, Florent Tivet, nov-2014

Stylosanthes guianensis at the end of the dry season

Stylosanthes guianensis (perennial legume) at the end of the dry season (May) before rolling. Stylo is used as a cover crop for maize, cassava, upland rice or soybean. Stylosanthes can be sown the same day than maize mixed with fertilizer or broadcast after first weed control operation at a rate of 4 to 6 kg/ha

Stylosanthes guianensis at the end of the dry season, Bos Khnor, Kampong Cham, Florent Tivet, 07/05/2014
Stylosanthes guianensis at the end of the dry season, Bos Khnor, Kampong Cham, Florent Tivet, 07/05/2014