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Vetch

A nitrogen fixing cover crop which breaks down quickly once incorporated. Excellent used on its own or as a companion to black oats or rye to offer a range of benefits for your planned crop rotations.We welcome enquiries for bespoke mixtures and have expert staff on hand to offer advice. Feel free to call 01205 280069 or email info@bostonseeds.co.uk 

 

For more information on cover crops and the EnviroSeeds range view our brochure.

AMELIA Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

AMELIA is a nitrogen fixing legume which due to its larger seed size can be sown later in the year than most other legumes.

  • Fast establishing legume which is an excellent weed suppressor 
  • Vetches provide large amounts of nitrogen which is available to the following crop
  • A vigorous trailing/climbing annual legume that does best on dry, alkaline soils
  • Commonly sown as a mixture with Forage Rye
  • Sowing rate: 50kg / ha

NACRE Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

NACRE vetch is ideal for spring sowing with superior establishment and fast growth. Strong nitrogen fixing properties and excellent resistance to disease.

  • Superior establishment and fast growth act as an excellent weed suppressor
  • Produces large amounts of nitrogen, which break down easily for the following crop
  • Annual legume that performs best on dry, alkaline soils
  • Commonly sown as a companion crop with Forage Rye
  • Sowing rate: 50kg / ha

SLOVENA Winter Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

More frost tolerant than other common vetches, SLOVENA is most effective at fixing nitrogen when allowed a prolonged growing season.

  • Fast establishing legume which is an excellent weed suppressor
  • Vetches provide large amounts of nitrogen which is available to the following crop
  • A vigorous trailing/climbing annual legume that does best on dry, alkaline soils
  • Commonly sown as a mixture with Forage Rye
  • Sowing rate: 50kg / ha

VILLANA Hairy Vetch Seed (Vicia villosa)

Hairy vetch fix substantial amounts of nitrogen, which is easily accessible for future crops. Vigorous spring growth suppresses weeds and protects the soil from erosion. 

  • Fast establishing legume which is an excellent weed suppressor
  • Provides substantial amounts of nitrogen which is available to the following crop
  • A vigorous legume that does best on dry, alkaline soils
  • Commonly sown as a mixture with Forage Rye
  • Sowing rate: 50kg / ha

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