Alfalfa

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Medicago sativa

Lucerne    Alfalfa   Alfalfa   Luzerne

Crop Rotation Group :alfalfa

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Companionage

Helps: Cotton
Helped by:
Avoid:
Tomatoes, fava beans
Attracts: assassin bug, big-eyed bug, Ladybug, parasitic wasps
Repels:
Lygus bugs


 Plantation

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Notes : Used by farmers to reduce cotton pests, a good crop to improve soil; fixes nitrogen like beans do. Also breaks up hardpan and other tough soil. Alfalfa has demonstrated some allelopathic effects to tomato seedlings