Salt Grass And Alfalfa





I have some land in Sutter county and it has some of this salt grass in

spots. I am about to take a twenty-acre piece and put in alfalfa, but

some old-timers tell me that the salt grass on it is bad stuff to

handle.



Your trouble will probably be not so much the salt grass, but the alkali

in the soil which the salt grass can tolerate and which other plants

cannot stand. You cannot then substitute alfalfa for salt grass without

getting the alkali out of the soil, and you cannot do this without

having sufficient drainage so that the rainfall may wash the alkali out

from the soil and carry it away in the drainage water. You probably

cannot get a satisfactory growth of alfalfa on the spots where the salt

grass has established itself, although the land round about may be very

satisfactory to alfalfa.





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