Vetches

Erosion control. Ornamental. Shows promise for hay and pasture. Should be seeded with a companion crop. Perennial legume that spreads by underground growth. Permanent ground cover; chokes out weeds. Blooms all summer with white-violet blooms.

Crown Vetch
Hairy Vetch

 
         
       
  Crown Vetch
Erosion control. Ornamental. Shows promise for hay and pasture. Should be seeded with a companion crop. Perennial legume that spreads by underground growth. Permanent ground cover; chokes out weeds. Blooms all summer with white-violet blooms.

Seeding Rate Crown Vetch
Rate: (Alone) 20-25lbs. per acre, (In mixes) 10-15lbs. per, 1000 sq. ft. in small areas.
pH Level: 6.0-6.5
 
A minimum of double inoculation is recommended for crown vetch.
 
 
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  Hairy Vetch
There is a new emphasis on Hairy Vetch as a winter cover crop. It has been known to add 60-70lbs. nitrogen to the soil - should be seeded in September for fall cover crop. Seeded alone, plant 20-30lbs. per acre. In mixtures, use 10-15lbs. Hairy Vetch and 1/2 to 1 bushel small grain. A good mixture in the spring is 15lbs. Hairy Vetch to 1 1/2 bushel oats per acre. Do not seed vetch in small grain to be harvested as grain.

Seeding Rate Hairy Vetch
Date:
Depending on location, August 1 to November 1
Rate: (Alone) 20-35lbs. per acre, (In mixes) 10-15lbs. per acre.
pH Level: 6.0-6.5
 
*Inoculatin Advised!
 
 
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