Vetch Barvicos

A common vetch, delivers a quick coverage of soil, highly productive & rich in proteins.

  • BARVICOS fixes large amounts of nitrogen and is high in protein. It can be used for annual forage production either alone or in a mixture with grasses. It is also ideal for green manuring

  • BARVICOS has vigorous growth and is winter hardy. It will establish and grow well on most soil types, helping to soak up nutrients and hold in the soil for use by spring cropping or reseeding

  • Vetch can be used typically 70-100 days after sowing, when 30-50% of the plants have flowered



  • Deep rooting and improves soil structure
  • Quick coverage of soil
  • Highly productive and protein rich forage variety
  • Can be sown both in spring and autumn
  • This vetch can be sown either as monoculture or as part of mixtures with other species, such as clovers and/or annual grasses
  • Good resistance to colder temperatures
  • Good resistance against diseases


Utilisation: Cutting / silage

Sowing period: Spring & autumn

Utilisation period: Summer & winter

Days to maturity: Approx 70 - 100 days


Sowing rate: 

Sown on own: 16-20kg/acre (40-50kg/ha)

Companion plant: 8-10kg/acre


It is recommended to sow a vetch at a depth of 2-3cm

Pack sizes: Available in pack sizes of 25kg

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