Alfalfa On Adobe

Is adobe land good for alfalfa? Is it harder to start than in other

soils or not? How much seed is required to sow an acre? Also state what

time alfalfa should be sowed.

Alfalfa will thrive on an adobe soil if the moisture is kept right -

especially guarding against too much water at a time. It is necessary to

irrigate more frequently and apply only as much as can be absorbed by

the soil before the hot sun comes on the field, for that scalds the

plant badly. It is harder to get a good stand because of the cracking

and hardening of the surface. Sow about 20 pounds to the acre just as

soon as the soil comes into good condition - that is, moist and warm.

February and March are usually the best months, according to the season

in the interior valleys.

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