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vetch (v ch). n. Any of various herbs of the genus Vicia, having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small, variously colored flowers.

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Crown Vetch
Description: Crown vetch is a perennial herb in the pea/legume family. It has spreading to diffuse, creeping stems that can reach two to six feet in length.
hairy vetch.qxd
Vetch has good tolerance to adverse soils, low or high rainfall, and a wide pH range between 4.9 and 8.
Hairy Vetch(Vicia villosa)Roth Plant Fact Sheet
Plant Fact Sheet. HAIRY VETCH. Vicia villosa Roth.
Hairy Vetch as a Crop Cover
Crop Cover. Benefits.
HAIRY VETCH
142. MANAGING COVER CROPS PROFITABLY. Few legumes match hairy vetch for spring residue production or nitrogen contribu- tion.

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Swans back in time
There were the glory days of the old First Division, before the club almost went out of business, and then earning a last-minute reprieve Swansea's former home, the Vetch Field, was demolished this year.
Veg plots agreed for the old Vetch
The Vetch was demolished earlier this year at a cost of £700000. The idea of using the site for allotments won the backing of the city's Green Party in February. Now the council has confirmed it has given it its blessing.
Endangered plant may get protection
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate 25000 acres of land throughout the valley as critical habitat for the Coachella Valley milk vetch, an endangered flowering plant.
More grass, less hay goal of intensive grazing
George Wolf, of Quinter, Kan., expressed interest in the concept but had questions about how to add legumes, like clover and vetch, into his native pasture and whether winter grazing would cause soil compaction.
Fall Crops and Winterizing the Garden
"You can also give it a double dose by planting Harry Vetch, another winter cover crop that adds nitrogen to the soil." The importance of rotating crops was a big topic.

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Vicia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bitter Vetch (V. ervilia) is one of the first domesticated crops.
Hairy Vetch
This legume is grown for soil improvement and for pasture. Information on its growth habits, environment requirement, culture, yield potential and economics.
vetch - definition of vetch by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus
vetch (v ch). n. Any of various herbs of the genus Vicia, having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small, variously colored flowers.
Crown Vetch
Description: Crown vetch is a perennial herb in the pea/legume family. It has spreading to diffuse, creeping stems that can reach two to six feet in length.
Cover Crop Database: Complete Crop Summary of Hairy Vetch
Common Name: Common names are hairy vetch, sand vetch, winter vetch, and woolypod vetch (Duke, 1981).

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