In rams, in situ DM degradability of hairy vetch straw was between 59 and 61% (Bruno-Soares et al., 1997; Abreu et al., 1998; Bruno-Soares et al., 2000). J. Anim. Sow fall, mow spring; Adds nitrogen and organic matter Agric. In Europe, hairy vetch is less cultivated than common vetch (Undersander et al., 1990). It has medium tolerance of drought but cannot withstand waterlogging. The leaves of hairy vetch are oblong, with 5-10 pairs of leaves per leaflet. The foraging behaviour of honey bees on hairy vetch III: Differences in the vetch. Hairy vetch can be sown during spring to provide abundant biomass before summer heat. Sci., 24 (Suppl 1): 92-94, Undersander, D. J. ; Ehlke, N. J. ; Kaminski, A. R. ; Doll, J. D. ; Kelling, K. A., 1990. Effect of maturity and fertilizer application on, Lanyasunya, T. P. ; Mukisira, E. A. ; Ilatsia, E. D. ; Wang HongRong ; Ondiek, J. O., 2007. Vicia bivonea Raf., Vicia dasycarpa Ten., Vicia eriocarpa (Hausskn.) lnsectes Sociaux, 12 (4): 321-326. The plant produces 3 to 10 slender stems, that are finely ridged and carinate to angled in shape. Aust. Due to the vining, climbing habit of the plant, it is often sown in combination with rye so the rye may provide some support. Performance of Balochi lambs grazing, Sonne, L., 2010. Hairy vetch prefers full sunlight. Purple flowers form in early to mid summer. Feedipedia, a programme by INRAE, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. If it is cut at optimal quality for rye, hairy vetch is still young and yield is reduced (Hannaway et al., 2004). Anim. Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa). It can produce up to 12 t DM/ha from two cuts in Australia (Cook et al., 2005). Food Agric., 61 (3): 315-325, Esquivel Bazan, E. ; Garcia Barrios, L. E. ; Pool Novelo, L., 1999. When it is provided with support for upright growth, hairy vetch may climb and reach a height of 1-2 m (Hannaway et al., 2004). Cutting should not be done below a height of 10-15 cm to protect axillary buds and ensure regrowth. The plant is six to 12 inches in height, but with no bloom or seed pods. Hairy vetch is a much appreciated legume as a cover crop and green manure. To plant hairy vetch, plow the soil as you would for any regular crop. Maintain a dense, actively growing turf through proper mowing, fertilizing, and watering practices. Past studies lead us to believe that with the range of sizes of Hairy vetch, it will also experience variation in growth and imbibition between seed sizes. In Australia, sheep grazing hairy vetch (1 sheep/10 kg available DM) showed higher daily gains than sheep grazing oat pasture (146 vs. 92 g/d) (Spurway et al., 1974). A second syndrome, associated with consumption of hairy vetch pasture, resulted in death of cattle with signs that included subcutaneous swellings of the head, neck and body, eruptions in the oral mucous membranes, purulent nasal discharge, cough, and congestion. ), Diane Publishing, 2008, Selmi, H.; Gasmi-Boubaker, A.; Losada, R. M.; Abdouli, H.; Rekik, B.; Rouissi, H.; Hassen, H.; Rigueiro-Rodriguez, A. , 2010. Hairy vetch provides sufficient N for many vegetable crops, partially replaces the need for N fertilizer for maize and cotton, thereby increasing yield and N efficiency of the cash crop. Livest. Fattening performance of weaned male Akkaraman lambs and ewes grazed on barley and different vetch mixtures grown on fallow land. Effect of silage from ryegrass intercropped with winter or common vetch for grazing dairy cows in small-scale dairy systems in Mexico. Tendrils form on the ends of the leaves. Information available on this site is provided by faculty and staff in the Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Horticultural Science at NC State University. Hairy vetch improves biological activity in the soil. Experimental and natural intoxications by, Spurway, R. A. ; Wheeler, J. L. ; Hedges, D. A., 1974. Feed Sci. Leaflets are about 1 inch long and ¼ inch wide, toothless, hairy, generally elliptical. It has a shallow taproot that goes no … Tropical forages. Images Native to Europe and Asia, it is a winter plant sown in the Fall and, in places where it snows, is killed off with the cold or tilled into fields. Hairy vetch, winter vetch, sand vetch, woolly-pod vetch, woolly vetch, cardyne vetch, Corbière hairy vetch, fodder vetch, lana vetch, smooth vetch, thick-fruited vetch [English]; vesce de Cerdagne, vesce de Russie, vesce velue, vesce variable, vesce variée, vesce à gousses velues, vesce bigarrée [French]; arvejilla veluda, veza vellosa, vezo piloso [Spanish]; ervilhaça-vilosa, ervilhaca-dos-cachos-roxos, ervilhaca-peluda [Portuguese]; bonte wikke [Dutch]; Zottige Wicke [German]; البيقية الموبرة [Arabic]; 长柔毛野豌豆 [Chinese]; בִּקיה שעירה [Hebrew]. Husb., 14 (70): 619-628, Surrency, D. ; Owsley, C. M., 2001. Anim. The first syndrome, associated with the ingestion of hairy vetch seeds, resulted in acute nervous derangement, pain, convulsions and death (Claughton et al., 1954). Maintain a dense, actively growing turf through proper mowing, fertilizing, and watering practices. Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa), also known as winter vetch is a nitrogen-fixing plant that is used mostly for cover-cropping in monoculture fields. It will do well in soils too acidic for many clovers and alfalfas. Hairy vetch is also used as fodder and can be grazed, or cut for hay and silage. Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) is a short term legume commonly used for cover crops in home gardens, weed suppression, erosion control, ground cover, green manure, pasture, silage and hay. Depending on the climate and the intended use, hairy vetch can be sown during late summer (cold areas), or mid-autumn (warmer areas), or year round in places where temperatures are suitable (high altitude tropics), provided there is enough moisture (beginning of the wet season) (Hannaway et al., 2004; Undersander et al., 1990). Vicia villosa naturally grows in waste grounds, disturbed areas, roadsides and banks, as well as in cultivated fields (Cook et al., 2005; Hannaway et al., 2004). Systemic granulation inflammation in a horse grazing hairy vetch. It has a shallow taproot that goes no deeper than 1 m, and strong lateral secondary roots. Oil content and fatty acid profile in seeds of Polish breeding lines and cultivars of legumes. Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist. DM digestibility and ME intake were higher in diets including 50% of hairy vetch hay than for diets containing 25% or 75% hay (Getu Kitaw et al., 2010). Hairy vetch forage is rich in protein, from 19 to 30% DM. Sci., 22: 52-56. Agric., 15(2): 3-13. When compared to several clover species (Trifolium incarnatum, Trifolium vesiculosum, Trifolium nigrescens, Trifolium hirtum) in cafeteria-style trials with goats, hairy vetch was shown to be of intermediate palatability (Terrill et al., 2004). Anim., Zaragoza, Espana, 12 y 13 de mayo de 2009, 361-363, Hernández-Ortega, M. ; Heredia-Nava, D. ; Espinoza-Ortega, A. ; Sánchez-Vera, E. ; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M., 2011. Hairy vetch is a widely adapted, winter hardy cool-season annual legume that supplies an abundant amount of palatable forage for deer and turkeys and other wildlife in late spring into early summer. Chemical composition, DM and NDF degradation kinetics in rumen of seven legume straws. J. Sci. It does well in areas with average temperatures ranging from 8°C to 19°C. CSIRO, DPI&F(Qld), CIAT and ILRI, Brisbane, Australia. Preference of grazing goats for cool-season annual clovers. The chemical composition of some leguminous plants grown in the herbage nursery at Kitale, Kenya. Paper 146, Terrill, T. H.; Whitehead, W. F.; Durham, G.; Hoveland, C. S.; Singh, B. P.; Gelaye, S., 2004. Root development during winter is beneficial to soil structure, as it increases soil capillarity while reducing lixiviation and compaction. Hairy vetch is planted in the fall wherever it is grown. When hairy vetch is sown in late July or August, the seed germinates readily and the plants generally form a crown before the first snow. They bear a terminal tendril, essential for their climbing habit. What made it so helpful? Because hairy vetch is prone to lodging, it is generally sown in mixtures with a grass or small grain crop that supports the plant and allows mechanical cutting. NC State Extension is the largest outreach program at NC State University. Post-mortem findings showed severe bronchitis with pneumonia, yellow-brown liver, and inflamed forestomachs (Panciera et al., 1992; Cooper et al., 1984). The vetch fixes nitrogen; rye adds organic matter and protects the less-hardy vetch from winter damage. www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/cover_crops01/hairyvetch.htm SARE Outreach. Hairy Vetch does an excellent job in soil tilth in the top few inches in the soil, often creating the illusion of planting in a cloud due to the soil’s looseness. Hairy vetch can also be grazed or harvested as forage. Weaver, N, 1965. Mow at the proper height for your selected adapted turfgrass. In poultry, a diet containing 30-80% hairy vetch seeds caused a mortality rate of 20-40% (Cooper et al., 1984). Hairy vetch is a very good source of pollen and nectar for honey bees, which forage readily on its flowers (Weaver, 1965). Regrows vigorously in spring. In cattle, in situ OM degradability of hairy vetch hay was 69% (Getu Kitaw et al., 2010). 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