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Free Use Of Lime

Categories: ALFALFA

The conditions requisite to success in

alfalfa-growing are not numerous, but none can be neglected. Alfalfa

should be given a calcareous soil when possible, but an acid soil can

be made favorable to alfalfa by the free use of lime. There must remain

a liberal amount after the soil deficiency has been met, and when the

use of lime is on a liberal scale, the pulverized limestone makes the

safest carrier. However, 50 bushels of stone-lime per acre can be used

safely on any land that is not distinctly sandy, and that amount is

adequate in most instances.