Common Vetch

Common vetch not only excels as a winter cover crop, it also does well during the spring to provide weed suppression and provide high amounts of nitrogen to cash crops. The taproot of common vetch can reach depths of 3 to 5 feet and is better adapted to well-drained soils. Unlike hairy vetch, common vetch is not hard seeded and is less likely to become a weed problem. When utilized in a mixture, the speedy decomposition of common vetch will lower the overall C:N ratio of mixes that include it.

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Key Benefits

  • Decomposes Quickly

  • Erosion Control

  • Reduces Compaction

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 18 – 25
Aerial: 20 – 25
Seeding Depth½” – 1½”
Minimum Germination Temperature42° F
InterseedEarly & Late
Seeds/LB6,000 – 8,000

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz21
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 120
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Hales GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.)mesotrione3-6 fl oz10 – 50Sequential applications increase the potential for injury
Capreno 3.45SCtembotrione + thiencarbazone3 fl oz15
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SCisoxaflutole + thiencarbazone5.6 fl oz50-120
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit)prosulfuron1 oz9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DFhalosulfuron⅔ oz9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStartflumetsulam1 oz14-120
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart)clopyralid5 oz40

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan)Sulfentrazone4 oz32-302
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Chlorimuron0.5-2 oz40
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic)Cloransulam0.3 to 0.6 oz8-33
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)Metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Prowl H2O 3.8CSPendimethalin3 pt44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra)Fomesafen1.5 pt100
Scepter 1.5ASImazaquin0.66 pt60-90
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Flumioxazin2.5 oz12-20

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced50 – 100 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 18 – 25
Aerial: 20 – 25
Seeding Depth½” – 1½”
Min. Germ. F°42° F
InterseedEarly & Late
Seeds/LB6,000 – 8,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz21
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 120
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Hales GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.)mesotrione3-6 fl oz10 – 50Sequential applications increase the potential for injury
Capreno 3.45SCtembotrione + thiencarbazone3 fl oz15
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SCisoxaflutole + thiencarbazone5.6 fl oz50-120
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit)prosulfuron1 oz9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DFhalosulfuron⅔ oz9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStartflumetsulam1 oz14-120
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart)clopyralid5 oz40

Soybean Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan)Sulfentrazone4 oz32-302
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Chlorimuron0.5-2 oz40
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic)Cloransulam0.3 to 0.6 oz8-33
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)Metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Prowl H2O 3.8CSPendimethalin3 pt44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra)Fomesafen1.5 pt100
Scepter 1.5ASImazaquin0.66 pt60-90
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Flumioxazin2.5 oz12-20