Alfalfa is a type of legume that is often used as livestock feed or as a cover crop. It is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of climates and soil types, making it a popular choice for farmers. Alfalfa is also high in nutrients, making it an excellent choice for green manure.
Green manure is produced by planting crops specifically for the purpose of tilling them into the soil. This adds organic matter to the soil, which can improve drainage and fertility. Alfalfa is often used as a green manure crop because it is fast-growing and produces a large amount of biomass.
There are two main types of alfalfa seed: non-dormant and semi-dormant.
Non-dormant seed will germinate immediately when planted
Semi-dormant seed requires some exposure to light before it will germinate.