Hairy vetch can be no-tilled, broadcasted on or drilled into a prepared seedbed.
Hairy vetch is a hardy species tolerating frost, drought and flooding.
The only real significant difference between common vetch and hairy vetch is
Hairy vetch is more winter-hardy than Common vetch.
An annual pasture, forage and grain legume,
Very palatable at all growth stages, from a young plant through to seedpods production in summer
Smothers weeds once establish, have vigorous growth in the spring giving excellent weed control
Can be grown in crop rotations as a pasture or hay crop,
Acts as a disease break between cereals in a rotation.
Highly nutritious dry matter such as hay or silage
The same machinery is used for planting, maintenance and harvesting as used for cereal crops
Soft-seeded species are suitable in all crop rotations without the risk of voluntary plants creating a problem in following crops.