Common Vetch is an annual plant closely related to peas. and It is tolerant of light mowing and will re-grow in pastures after moderate grazing. During the spring it will grow dense, green foliage that makes it ideal for use as green manure. It can be planted throughout either the fall or spring planting seasons and yield high quality plants. It has very high feed values for animals as green plants and dry matter as well as grain. Vetches also have the ability to offer substantial improvements in soil fertility, structure and organic matter as well as offering a weed and disease break for cereals in a crop rotation.