Alfalfa Over Hardpan





I have land graded for alfalfa and some of the checks are low and water

will stand on the low checks in the winter. There is on an average from

two to three feet of soil on top of hardpan and hardpan is about two

feet thick. Will water drain off the low checks if the hardpan is

dynamited, and will this land grow alfalfa with profit?



Yes; much of the hardpan in your district is thin enough and underlaid

by permeable strata so that drainage is readily secured by breaking up

the hardpan. Standing water on dormant alfalfa is not injurious.





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