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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. Produces good organic matter, grows to 3'-6', 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. Flowers earlier than most other winter annual cover crops. Plant at 2-4 lb/1000 sq ft or 80-125 lb/acre in early-mid fall. Raw seed, requires Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant
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