Hairy vetch is one of the best Nitrogen producers. It is a winter hardy crop, known from its’ ease of establishment.
The vines of hairy vetch can grow over 3.5 meters long, which can cause challenges with wrapping of the plant on the equipment.
Hairy vetch does miracles with the topsoil, creating the illusion of planting in a cloud due to the soil’s looseness. It can be planted together with plants like cereal rye, that allows the hairy vetch to climb up the cereal rye to allow air movement across the soil surface.