Vicia dasycarpa Cool season legume cover crop.
Earliest maturing vetch. Fixes up to 275 lb/acre of Nitrogen and grows to 36 inches in dense stands. Cold-hardy (to 10°F) and tolerates infrequent mowing for frost management. Puts on most of its growth as the soil warms in spring, fully maturing in mid May. Needs at least 10 inches annual rainfall and is suited to all soils below 3,000'. Plant at 1-3 lb/1000 sq ft or 30-50 lb/acre. Raw seed, requires Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant