CRESCENT SUNN (Cover crops)

Crotolaria juncea


• Belonging to the legume family, the animal production is the animal feeding.
• The quick establishment and (48 – 72 h) growing are the main qualities that permits a good competition with weeds.


• Nematode control of different families.
• Complete nutritional table.
• Erosion control both water and eolic.
• Bad weeds control.
• Micro porosity soil increase.
• Fungal soil attack control.
• Big quantities of nitrogen fixation, besides phosphorous and potassium.
• Organic matter incorporation, of quick mineralization type
• Auxiliar fauna increase.
• Soils: Deep, well drained. Sandy or loamy.
• Drought tolerance: High.
• Frozen tolerance: Low.
• Salinity tolerance: Medium – high.
• Waterlogging tolerance: Very low.
• Total dry matter: 5.000 – 7.000 kg of DM/ ha.
• Palatability: Excellent.
• Toxicity: Does not have.


• Sowing season: Since the beginning of the
hot weather.
• Sowing rate: 30 – 40 kg / ha.
• Sowing profundity: 1-2 cm.
• Vegetative cycle and high: Short cycle of 6 to 8 weeks. Can reach 1,80 m high.


Use for cover crops and forage.