Woolly Pod Vetch

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Woollypod vetch has the potential to grow faster and earlier than hairy vetch. This vetch has been observed to produce…

Woollypod vetch has the potential to grow faster and earlier than hairy vetch. This vetch has been observed to produce more biomass than many other vetches and fixation of N could even start within a week of emergence. When allowed to overwinter, the extra growth aids in smothering out weed competition and protecting the soil. Woollypod vetch excretes root exudates that can reduce the growth of small grasses. Positive yield responses in corn have been documented when planted after Woollypod vetch and there is no known hazards of increasing insect pest issues.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
75-95
Seeds/lb
10000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Vining
Root Type/Depth
Medium Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
0
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
2 - 4

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
100 - 200
Lasting Residue
Fair
Palatibility
Excellent
Hay Harvest
Excellent
Regrowth
Good
Deep Compaction
Good
Surface Compaction
Good
Weed Suppression
Excellent
Crimp Kill
Easy

Planting

Plant Depth
1/2 - 1"
Min Germ Temp(F)
48
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
20 - 25
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
30 - 35

Tolerance

Heat
Good
Drought
Good
Shade
Good
Wet Soil
Fair
Low Fertility
Good
Low pH Soil
Good
High pH Salinty
Good
High pH Calcareous
Good