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Hairy Vetch

Vicia villosa
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PG-VIVI
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Growing Region:
USA Map for seeds
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Germination Rate:

Normal

Height:

1' - 2'

Uses:

Beautification
Water Conservation
Dryland
Irrigated
Food Plot
Erosion Control
Green Manure
Cover Crop

Water:
Medium Water
Native to US:

No

Life Form:

Annual

Product Specifications:

Seeding Rate: 30-50 lbs. / Acre

Scientific Name: Vicia villosa

This introduced legume is one of the best cover crops for green manure. Hairy vetch can be both an annual or short-lived perennial, and produces abundant amounts of biomass. Adapts well to most climates and soil types, but doesn’t like poorly drained sites. Excellent nitrogen-fixing abilities and weed suppresser. It can also be used as a component in pastures and wildlife food plots, but should not be a primary forage due to toxicity risk in cattle and horses. Hairy vetch is fairly drought tolerant and can be planted in areas that receive at least 18 inches of annual precipitation.


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