• Run a soil test. Alfalfa thrives well in well-drained soils with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Inoculate the seed to ensure the nitrogen fixation necessary for optimum production.
  • Plant 1Ž4- to1Ž2-inch deep in medium and fine textured soils.
  • Check for herbicide carryover if planting no-till alfalfa into wheat, corn, milo or soybean residue.
  • Consult crop performance bulletins to get information on varieties with top yields and the best pest and disease resistance.