Can I reduce the rate of applied legume inoculant?
29 JulBy atadmin
While it’s tempting to reduce rates to save a few dollars per hectare it’s a false economy. Inoculation like many things biological is a numbers game so the more points of contact or numbers you have the more likely that that factor will influence the local environment. Label inoculation rates are set at a level that delivers a dosage of effective nitrogen fixing bacteria sufficient to promote effective establishment of nodulation where no background rhizobia exist and/or provide strong competition against less effective strains that may be present where there is a history of the sown legume.