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Hairy Vetch Food Plots
Hairy vetch provides wildlife cover and forage in the
first year. Excellent for attracting deer in the daytime. Seedpods burst open when ripe. Quail and dove will consume
seeds and foliage, while deer, turkey and rabbits eat the vines and leaves.
Type: A cool season reseeding annual legume
Uses: Hairy vetch makes an excellent addition to fall planted deer
mixtures. Its spring forage production is very palatable to deer and turkeys and
it makes an excellent seed crop for quail and turkey.
Planting Hairy Vetch For Food Plots
Plant early spring through summer after danger of frost on well prepared seedbed. Fertilization on an annual basis will keep the forage and seed rate higher.
- Date: Sept. - Oct.
- Rate: 20 lbs./acre or ˝ lb./1000 sq. ft.
- Depth: ˝" maximum
- Best For:
Deer, Turkey, Rabbit, and Quail