Hairy Vetch – AU-Merit

HIGH YIELDS, WIDE ADAPTATION, AND EARLY MATURITY
AU Merit was bred by Auburn University specifically for high forage and biomass production and early flowering. The result is a variety which exhibits high forage yields (up to 12% higher than common hairy vetch), early maturity, good disease resistance, excellent seedling vigor and tolerance to a wide range of soil types.

A winter-hardy winter annual legume that has the potential to produce 200 lbs of free nitrogen. Burn off or till into the soil after flower for a significant amount of free nitrogen. It can also be rolled down as a weed-suppressing mulch in organic no-till systems. Best used in mixtures.

Recommended seeding rate: 25-30 lbs/A.

Inoculate with pea/vetch inoculant for best growth and nitrogen fixation.

AUMerit-techsheet

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