Haymaker

Grazing Vetch (Vicia villosa)

  • Has greater total dry matter production than Namoi
  • Very hard seeded (80-90%) for improved persistence
  • Better adapted to light soils than other Vetches

HAYMAKER GRAZING VETCH

  • Has greater total dry matter production than Namoi
  • Very hard seeded (80-90%) for improved persistence
  • Better adapted to light soils than other Vetches
  • Similar in maturity to Capello (124) days
  • More winter growth than Namoi
  • Offers a disease break in cropping rotations
  • Suitable for grazing, hay & green manuring
  • Highly efficient nitrogen fixation
  • Resistance to Spot, Rust and Ascochyta

 

Mature plants form a dense canopy providing strong weed suppression. Haymaker is ideal as a break crop and is well suited for hay production or as a green manure crop to improve soil health.

Specifications
Sowing rate (pure)
20 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixture)
10 - 15 kg/ha
Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Common vetches are an annual pasture/forage/grain legume, extremely palatable at all growth stages, from early green shoots, as dry matter/hay or silage through to seedpods and seeds over summer. It has very high feed values for animals as green plants and dry matter as well as grain. Vetches have the ability to offer substantial improvements in soil fertility, structure and organic matter as well as offering a weed and disease break for cereals...

Common vetches are an annual pasture/forage/grain legume, extremely palatable at all growth stages, from early green shoots, as dry matter/hay or silage through to seedpods and seeds over summer. It has very high feed values for animals as green plants and dry matter as well as...

Common vetches are an annual pasture/forage/grain legume, extremely palatable at all growth stages, from early green shoots, as dry matter/hay or silage through to seedpods and seeds over summer. It has very high feed values for animals as green plants and dry matter as well as grain. Vetches have the ability to offer substantial improvements in soil fertility, structure and organic matter as well as offering a weed and disease break for cereals in a crop rotation. Vetch fixes atmospheric nitrogen in the soil; this is beneficial for subsequent cereal crops in both yield and quality. Growing vetch in crop rotations as a pasture or hay can be a very good strategy for controlling resistant grass weeds, because they will be grazed or cut before grasses have formed or set seeds and it provides a disease break from cereal diseases.