COMMON VETCH

Vicia sativa

Common vetch is an annual cool season legume suited to a wide range of conditions. It is a popular cover crop choice – fixing Nitrogen, building organic matter, and suppressing weeds.

Common Vetch is palatable – although it has poor regrowth compared to Grazing Vetch-types.

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  • 3 - 8 t DM/ha/season
    Depending on environmental conditions and management

  • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen (N)

  • Adapted to a range of soil types

  • Multiple uses - including pasture, hay, silage, and as a cover crop

  • Extremely palatable 

  • Offers disease breaks for cereals in crop rotations

  • Good for soil improvement

  • Easy to establishment

  • Adds quality to grass pastures