Inoculating Alfalfa





Is it profitable to inoculate alfalfa seed before planting to increase

its yield? Can it be done by leaching soil from old alfalfa ground,

providing it has been plowed up and allowed to stand for a year? Are

commercial inoculants a safe thing to inoculate with?



Apparently alfalfa does not need inoculation in this State. Probably not

one acre in ten thousand now profitably growing alfalfa has ever had

artificial introduction of germs. You can make germ-tea, if you wish, of

the soil you describe; one year's exposure would not destroy the germs.

It is safe enough to use commercial cultures. You will have to decide

for yourself whether it is worth while.





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