Vetch Cover Crops

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. 

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NACRE Winter Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)
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Winter Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Winter vetch is ideal for both Autumn or 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
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Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa) - (Organic)

Vetch will 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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Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)
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Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Spring vetch 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
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BINGO Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)
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Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Red vetch is an exciting development in short term cover cropping and establishes quickly producing good levels of bio-mass. Red Vetch is very susceptible to frost and will be removed quickly when temperatures drop below freezing. 

  • Very frost sensitive
  • Fast to establish
  • Nitrogen fixing
  • Suites early autumn sowings 
  • Sowing rate: 20kg / ha
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VILLANA Hairy Vetch Seed (Vicia villosa)
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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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