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Hairy Vetch
Hairy Vetch
Legume
Cool Season

Hairy Vetch is one of the best winter hardy nitrogen producers used as a cover crop. Planted in the fall, it will grow slowly before going dormant over the winter. As temperatures rise in early spring, it will regrow vigorously, creating quite a bit of biomass with the potential to fix upwards of 160+ lb. of nitrogen if allowed to grow until full bloom. This is a great cover crop for producers growing a cash crop that requires a lot of nitrogen. Hairy vetch does even better when mixed with a winter hardy grain such as cereal rye that it can use as a trellis to grow up, allowing it more access to sunlight for better growth. The addition of cereal rye also creates a higher biomass cover crop which is great for increasing soil organic matter and carbon levels. Hairy vetch is also a great candidate for rolling down with a crimper as a method of termination if allowed to grow to 50% bloom.

Drilled seeding rate: 20lb/acre

Minimum order size is 25 lbs.
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Direct From Growers

Variety Cleaned Quality Report Quantity Available Available As Ships From Ships On Price per lb Total Price
VNS Yes View  50,000 lbs Bulk, Tote TX Aug 20, 2018 $1.33
VNS Yes View  1,000 lbs Bag TX Aug 20, 2018 $1.39

Direct From Suppliers

Variety Cleaned Quality Report Minimum Quantity Available As Ships From Ships On Price per lb Total Price
VNS Yes Upon Request 2,000 lbs Bulk, Tote, Bag OR Sep 19, 2018 $1.81
VNS Yes Upon Request 25 lbs Bag NE Sep 19, 2018 $2.66
VNS Yes Upon Request 25 lbs Bag NE Sep 19, 2018 $2.66

Hairy Vetch is one of the best winter hardy nitrogen producers used as a cover crop. Planted in the fall, it will grow slowly before going dormant over the winter. As temperatures rise in early spring, it will regrow vigorously, creating quite a bit of biomass with the potential to fix upwards of 160+ lb. of nitrogen if allowed to grow until full bloom. This is a great cover crop for producers growing a cash crop that requires a lot of nitrogen. Hairy vetch does even better when mixed with a winter hardy grain such as cereal rye that it can use as a trellis to grow up, allowing it more access to sunlight for better growth. The addition of cereal rye also creates a higher biomass cover crop which is great for increasing soil organic matter and carbon levels. Hairy vetch is also a great candidate for rolling down with a crimper as a method of termination if allowed to grow to 50% bloom.

Drilled seeding rate: 20lb/acre