Vetch is a well known legume also known as common vetch or tares. It scrambling, smothering growth habit and frost tolerance make it a very useful winter cover crop or green manure. Vetch is extremely competitive against weeds, forming an aggressive canopy rapidly. Vetch is also a nitrogen fixer with estimates of annual N fixation ranging from 100-250kg N/ha. It will provide a high protein, palatable forage.Winter vetch has good frost tolerance and will maintain a canopy over the winter, rapidly producing large amounts of biomass.