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Legume
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Grass
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Hairy Vetch Vicia villosa Roth

Nodules on Hairy vetch
Hv1_leaf.JPG (13500 bytes)

Longevity:
Winter Annual
Palatability:
Medium
Winter Hardiness:
Fair-Poor
Drought Tolerance:
Fair
Cool or Warm Season:
Cool
Bloat Hazard:
Yes
Use and Comments:
Included with small grains for a forage, winter cover crop in southern Indiana; AY-247.
Distribution in U.S.:
Midwest and South Central.
Height:
3-7 feet.
Leaves:
Pinnately multifoliolate terminating in a tendril; small, pointed stipules; pubescent leaflets elliptical to lance shaped.
Blue-violet; 20-32 florets in long racemes.
Roots:
Taproot.
Hv3_flowers.JPG (12223 bytes)
Hv2_seedpod.JPG (14547 bytes)

Soil
Drainage Somewhat Poorly Drained
Fertility Medium
pH 5.8-6.5
     
Seed
Color Mottled-brown, black, gray.
Shape Spherical; short hilum.
Pounds Per Bushel 60
Seeds Per Pound 20,000
Seeding Rate 20-30 pounds PLS per acre.
Seeding Date (Indiana) Aug 1 - Oct 1
Emergence Time (Days) 14
Optimum Germ. Temp. (F) 70

Hairy Vetch Seed

 

 

For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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