Vicia

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Vicia

 [vish´e-ah]
a genus of herbs. V. fa´ba or V. fa´va is the fava bean or broad bean, whose beans and pollen contain a component that can cause favism in susceptible persons.
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Differences in freezing resistance and regrowth ability between sowing times were observed, but were less distinct than in the hairy vetches. Late sowing time gave lower [T.sub.k50] than intermediate and early sowing and consequently the best and poorest regrowth.
lentils, chick peas and seed vetches harvested in their dry state.
The use of cover crops such as wheat, oats, clovers, and vetches provides large amounts of biomass to cover the soil surface.