Common Vetch

Common vetch not only excels as a winter cover crop, it also does well during the spring to provide weed suppression and provide high amounts of nitrogen to cash crops. The taproot of common vetch can reach depths of 3 to 5 feet and is better adapted to well-drained soils. Unlike hairy vetch, common vetch is not hard seeded and is less likely to become a weed problem. When utilized in a mixture, the speedy decomposition of common vetch will lower the overall C:N ratio of mixes that include it.

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Key Benefits

  • Decomposes Quickly

  • Erosion Control

  • Reduces Compaction

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Corn

  • Herbicides to Avoid

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 18 – 25
Aerial: 20 – 25
Seeding Depth ½” – 1½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 42° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 6,000 – 8,000

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Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 50 – 100 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 18 – 25
Aerial: 20 – 25
Seeding Depth ½” – 1½”
Min. Germ. F° 42° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 6,000 – 8,000