Hairy Vetch and Common Vetch for Soil Improvement and Conservative Tillage Establishment in the Republic of Moldova

Tatiana CIOLACU, Marina LUNGU


The aim of the research was to test hairy and common vetch as possible cover crops for no-till implementation in conditions of the Republic of Moldova. The influence of vetch on soil physical and chemical properties was esteemed. Besides it was appreciated the effect of cover crops on cash crop yields. It was established that vetch had a positive influence on soil quality and fertility and can be used as cover crop in conditions of the Republic of Moldova.


hairy vetch, common vetch, soil quality, soil fertility, organic matter, crop yield.

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