Hairy vetch was once widely used for hay, but due to its vining habit was difficult to handle. Modern hay-making equipment handles it with ease, though the leaves will have dried up and fallen off before the stems are completely dry. Hairy vetch can be grazed although it is not well liked by animals. Fall growth is slow but spring growth is rampant. For a crop to reach the highest potential organic matter content, fall seeding is best. Often used as a component of mixes and seldom planted alone, hairy vetch fixes as much nitrogen as subsequent crops may need. Chickling vetch is drought tolerant, moisture efficient, resistant to many insects and diseases, and suitable for a variety of climates and soil types. Chickling vetch has been found to markedly enhance all major components of soil biological quality and boost soil fertility. AC Greenfix should be of interest to farmers who want to increase soil fertility and improve yields and soil conservation.