Hairy vetch can also be used as arable silage with grass or as a whole crop mix combined with cereals. Vetch will help increase the protein content in the mix.
- For ACRES, a mixture of at least two crops from the prescribed list must be sown.
- Hairy vetch crops must remain in place until after 1 January.
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Sowing rate: 15 kg/ha
Sowing time: Sow from mid-July until 15 September if sowing for ACRES
Frost tolerance: Good winter hardiness
Biomass: Rapidly produces a large biomass
Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem