Alfalfa Sowing With Gypsum





I intend sowing alfalfa this fall on land that has some very compact

hard spots. I aim to doctor these spots with gypsum at the rate of about

1000 pounds per acre and cultivate the gypsum in thoroughly two or three

weeks before sowing the alfalfa seed. Would this be all right? Is there

danger of injury to seed by coming in contact with gypsum?



Gypsum will not hurt the alfalfa seed. It is not corrosive like an

alkali. Whether it will have time enough to ameliorate the soil in the

spots in the period you mention depends upon there being moisture enough

present at the time.





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