There is only one variety of alfalfa in common use in this

country, and the western-grown seed sold upon the market is known

simply as alfalfa. Bound up in this one so-called variety are many

strains differing in habit of growth, and their differentiation will

occur, just as it has in the case of wheat, and is now proceeding

slowly with timothy. The eastern grower at present should use the

variety of the west that is furnishing nearly all the seed produced in

this country. There is a variety known as Sand Lucerne that has shown

value for the light, sandy soils of Michigan. The Turkestan variety was

introduced for dry, cold regions, but does not produce much seed.

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