Hairy Vetch

Winter annual, viney cover crop legume with purple blossoms and compound leaves. Exceptional biomass; can be a heavy N-fixer (up to 100+ lbs. N/acre at flowering). Improves soil structure, scavenges P, and competes well against early season weeds. Can winterkill if planted past recommended dates.

  • Best fall-planted legume for nitrogen fixation
  • Companion seed with oats, winter rye or another nurse crop to increase chances of winter survival
  • Produces hard seed; control plant before seed set
  • Very viney: can clog equipment
  • Do not seed into small grains if harvesting for marketable grain: seed is hard to separate from small grains

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Hairy Vetch
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter KillTotal N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)
Hairy Vetch25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchYES70-200
Sainfoin30-3440-452-518,500April-May, Aug-Sept ¼ inchYES50-100
Subterranean Clover15-2025-308-1070,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYES70-100
Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchNO70-200
Chickling Vetch60-70NA20-402,600March-May1-1 ½ inchYES80-100
Common Vetch50-6070-8025-304,200Aug-Sept½ -1 inchYES50-120
Icicle Winter Peas60-75NA25-304,200Aug-Sept1-2 inchNO70-150
Austrian Winter Peas60-75NA25-303,900Aug-Sept1-2 inchYES70-150
Spring Peas125-175NA50-752,000March-May, Aug-Sept2-3 inchYES70-150
Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover8-12152-5259,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inchNO100-200
Avondale Lentils40-5060-7520-3015,000March-May, July-Sept½ - 1 ½ inchYES20-30
White Sweet Lupin50-75NA25-354,000March- May¼ - ¾ inchYES100-200
Faba Beans100-150NA25-501,400March-April, Aug- Mid-Sept1-3 inchYES50-140
Crimson Clover12-2025-302-5150,000June-Sept¼ - ½ inchYES55-130
Iron & Clay Cowpeas50-75NA25-353,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYES150
Sunn Hemp15-20NA4-811,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYES100-140
Balansa Clover5-86-92-3500,000March-May, July-Sept¼ inchYES50-100
Frosty Berseem Clover12-1515-202-5200,000Mid-May-August¼ - ½ inchYES55-100
Berseem Clover12-1515-202-5200,000Mid-May-August¼ - ½ inchYES55-100

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Per Pound, 50lb Bag