Hairy vetch is one of the most versatile legume crops. It can be grown alone
or mixed with a winter cereal rye. It produces a very high quality forage crop.
Hairy vetch is also one of the most winter hardy legumes. This species is known
to have a great rooting system with a tap root that will extend 1 to 3 feet into
the soil. This allows the vetch to thrive even in dry conditions. Hairy vetch is
normally drilled or broadcast in the fall.
Broadcast seeding rate: 20-40 lbs. per acre
Drilled seeding rate: 15-20 lbs. per acre