Your Browsers Needs a Update

Your browsers is abit old. For better online securtiy and a better experince your best keeping it up to date. Click here for the latest versions. Once your've updated reopen the site to enjoy.

STEP 1
Request a Catalogue

You can request a catalogue to be sent to you by post, to be emailed to you for later use, or to be made available for immediate download.

STEP 2

    Post me a catalogue

    You can request a catalogue to be sent to you by post filling out your details in the form below.

    Product Catalogue (IE)Product Catalogue (NI)Forage Options (IE)Product Guide (NI)Leisure Lawn (IE)Leisure Lawn (NI)Catch Crops (IE)PPI (NI)Brassica Mgnt Guide (IE)Brassica Growers Guide (NI)

    STEP 2

      Email me a catalogue

      You can request a catalogue to be emailed to you for later use by filling out your details in the form below.

      Product Catalogue (IE)Product Catalogue (NI)Forage Options (IE)Product Guide (NI)Leisure Lawn (IE)Leisure Lawn (NI)Catch Crops (IE)PPI (NI)Brassica Mgnt Guide (IE)Brassica Growers Guide (NI)

      STEP 3
      Thank you!

      Your request has been submitted.
      If you have chosen your catalogue to be posted, it will be with you in 2-3 working days or if you have requested your catalogue to be sent by email, it will be sent to you automatically.

      Cart Icon

      Hairy Vetch

      Hairy Vetch, a forage legume also known as Winter vetch, has superior winter hardiness over common vetch. 

      Hairy vetch is very suitable for sowing as a cover crop due to its ability to fix nitrogen at lower temperatures than many other legumes.

      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.

      ACRES Scheme

      • 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.

      Ask an expert 

      Ask an expert if you would like any advice about any of your forage production needs.

        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