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Vetch

Vetches are excellent to have as a cover crop. Not only are they nitrogen fixers, they are also very good at out competing weeds and improving soil structure with their deep rooting structure. Vetches are also excellent in mixes alongside clovers. 

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Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Description
Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Description

  • Red Vetch is more frost tender than other Vetch varieties 
  • Grows vigorously in a short period of time
  • Susceptible to frost and will be taken out by temperatures below freezing 
  • Nitrogen-fixing properties 
  • Superior weed suppression 

Sowing rate: 20kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £60.00
5-20 Save 5% £57.00
21+ Save 10% £54.00

Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Description
Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)
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Description

  • Nitrogen-fixing, fast establishing legume
  • Can be sown in the spring or autumn
  • Provides a large amount of nitrogen - available to the following crop
  • Best suited to dry, alkaline soils
  • Commonly sown as a mixture with rye

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £35.00
5-20 Save 5% £33.00
21+ Save 10% £31.00

Winter Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Description
Winter Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Description

  • Can be sown in either Spring or Autumn 
  • Vigorous establishment and growth to suppress weeds
  • Produces large amounts of Nitrogen to use in the following crop
  • Commonly sown as a companion crop with Forage Rye that will last 1 year 

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £40.00
5-20 Save 5% £38.00
21+ Save 10% £36.00

Hairy Vetch Seed (Vicia villosa)

Description
Hairy Vetch Seed (Vicia villosa)

Description

  • Fast establishing legume with vigorous Spring growth 
  • Helps suppress weeds and prevent soil erosion 
  • Nitrogen-fixing crop that prefers dry, alkaline soils 
  • Commonly sown with Forage Rye 

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha 


Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £90.00
5-20 Save 5% £85.00
21+ Save 10% £81.00

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