Vital Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Plant

Vital hairy vetch is a more winter-hardy variety that can produce upwards of 200 lbs/ac of nitrogen depending on termination timing. With a C:N ratio in the teens, it makes a large contribution to soil organic matter and breaks down quickly. Cover crop mixes consisting of five pounds of Vital hairy vetch and twelve pounds Bounty annual ryegrass is a great cover crop before corn. Inoculate Vital hairy vetch before planting to ensure maximum nitrogen production.

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Key Benefits

  • Produces Up to 200 lbs of Nitrogen

  • Fast Break Down

  • Winter-Hardy

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 90 – 200 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 17 – 22
Aerial: 18 – 22
Seeding Depth ½” – 1½”
Min. Germ. F° 60° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 12,000 – 16,000

Corn Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DF nicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron 0.66 oz/0.75 oz 21 15-30% stand reduction observed
Armezon/Impact 2.8SC topramezone 0.75 fl oz 14 <15% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90 <15% stand reduction observed
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2L isoxaflutole 3 fl oz/6 fl oz 50 – 120 15-30% stand reduction observed
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Halex GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.) mesotrione 3-6 fl oz 10 – 50 Sequential applications increase the potential for injury | 15-30% stand reduction observed
Capreno 3.45SC tembotrione + thiencarbazone 3 fl oz 15 15-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SC isoxaflutole + thiencarbazone 5.6 fl oz 50-120
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended | <15% stand reduction observed
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit) prosulfuron 1 oz 9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DF halosulfuron ⅔ oz 9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CS pendimethalin 3 pt 44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStart) flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 <15% stand reduction observed
Resolve 25DF (Resolve Q) rimsulfuron 2 oz 2-4 <15% stand reduction observed
Simazine 4L (Princep) simazine 1-2 qt 60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart) clopyralid 5 oz 40 15-30% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Anthem) pyroxasulfone 2.5 oz 20 <15% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan) Sulfentrazone 4 oz 32-302 <15% stand reduction observed
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Chlorimuron 0.5-2 oz 40 <15% stand reduction observed
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/Cinch Meolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50 15-30% stand reduction observed
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic) Cloransulam 0.3 to 0.6 oz 8-33 <15% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) Metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60 15-30% stand reduction observed
Prowl H2O 3.8CS Pendimethalin 3 pt 44  Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Pursuit 2S (Authority Assist, Optill, Zidua Pro) Imazethapyr 4 fl oz 60-90 15-30% stand reduction observed
Python 80WDG Flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra) Fomesafen 1.5 pt 100 <15% stand reduction observed
Scepter 1.5AS Imazaquin 0.66 pt 60-90
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Flumioxazin 2.5 oz 12-20 <15% stand reduction observed
Warrant Acetochlor 2 pt 10-20 15-30% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Fierce, Anthem, etc.) Pyroxasulfone 2.5 oz 20 <15% stand reduction observed

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 90 – 200 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 17 – 22
Aerial: 18 – 22
Seeding Depth ½” – 1½”
Min. Germ. F° 60° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 12,000 – 16,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DF nicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron 0.66 oz/0.75 oz 21 15-30% stand reduction observed
Armezon/Impact 2.8SC topramezone 0.75 fl oz 14 <15% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90 <15% stand reduction observed
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2L isoxaflutole 3 fl oz/6 fl oz 50 – 120 15-30% stand reduction observed
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Halex GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.) mesotrione 3-6 fl oz 10 – 50 Sequential applications increase the potential for injury | 15-30% stand reduction observed
Capreno 3.45SC tembotrione + thiencarbazone 3 fl oz 15 15-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SC isoxaflutole + thiencarbazone 5.6 fl oz 50-120
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended | <15% stand reduction observed
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit) prosulfuron 1 oz 9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DF halosulfuron ⅔ oz 9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CS pendimethalin 3 pt 44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStart) flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 <15% stand reduction observed
Resolve 25DF (Resolve Q) rimsulfuron 2 oz 2-4 <15% stand reduction observed
Simazine 4L (Princep) simazine 1-2 qt 60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart) clopyralid 5 oz 40 15-30% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Anthem) pyroxasulfone 2.5 oz 20 <15% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan) Sulfentrazone 4 oz 32-302 <15% stand reduction observed
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Chlorimuron 0.5-2 oz 40 <15% stand reduction observed
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/Cinch Meolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50 15-30% stand reduction observed
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic) Cloransulam 0.3 to 0.6 oz 8-33 <15% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) Metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60 15-30% stand reduction observed
Prowl H2O 3.8CS Pendimethalin 3 pt 44  Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Pursuit 2S (Authority Assist, Optill, Zidua Pro) Imazethapyr 4 fl oz 60-90 15-30% stand reduction observed
Python 80WDG Flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra) Fomesafen 1.5 pt 100 <15% stand reduction observed
Scepter 1.5AS Imazaquin 0.66 pt 60-90
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Flumioxazin 2.5 oz 12-20 <15% stand reduction observed
Warrant Acetochlor 2 pt 10-20 15-30% stand reduction observed
Zidua (Fierce, Anthem, etc.) Pyroxasulfone 2.5 oz 20 <15% stand reduction observed