Planting depth is important to the germination of the seed, emergence of the seedling and development of the roots. Seeds should be planted between one quarter and one half inch into dry soil. Seed scattered on the surface of the field and then rolled over or pressed in with a wheel is the common way to plant alfalfa.
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