>My seed supplier called me today and said it appears that there is going
>to be a shortage of hairy vetch seed for the upcoming year and the price
>is going to be very high. He asked if "common vetch" is an alright
>substitute for "hairy vetch". (the price is 1/2) Does anyone have any
>experience or advise?
I've heard the same about vetch prices from seed folks I contacted
compiling our page of Cover Crop and Forage Seed Sources at:
A good place to start finding out more about common vetch and how it
compares with hairy vetch is the UC-SAREP Cover Crop Resource Page at:
The extensive info on common vetch at the site is found at:
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