Vicia faba Cool season legume cover crop.
Actually a member of the vetch family. A vigorous, adaptable legume. Often mixed with peas, vetch, and oats for cover cropping, or with grasses and other legumes for forage or silage. Flowers earlier than most other winter annual cover crops.
- Application Rate: 2-4 lb/1000 sq ft or 80-125 lb/acre
- Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant
- Germination: 5-10 Days
- Plant Height: 3 - 6'
- Uses: Fixes nitrogen, opens up soils, attracts beneficial insects, green manure, forage or silage.
- Facts to Note: Plant in early-mid fall. Produces good organic matter and fixes Nitrogen at 150 lb/acre on fertile soils. Strong root system opens soils and brings up nutrients. Matures March to May, attracting many beneficial insects to its abundant, fragrant black and white blossoms.