Hairy Vetch legume can function as a fall seeded winter annual legume or as a spring seeded cool season annual legume. It is an excellent nitrogen fixer and good forage for haying or grazing. It has vining fine stems, up to 12” long. It will generally survive over the winter in Kansas with occasional winter kill. Winter survivability is enhanced when planted with a companion cereal crop. Good for soil tilth. Hairy Vetch seed may have dormancies as high as 30%. It should be destroyed prior to seed formation in any crop rotation that includes winter annual cereal production such as winter wheat so that it does not become a weed problem. Use pea, vetch, lentil inoculants.
Exceed for Cool Season: Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viceae.
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