Verdesian’s Pre-Vail is a clay-based inoculant, developed specifically for a select variety of forage legumes.
Alfalfa/Clover Inoculation will inoculate 100 lbs of seed.
INTX’s Pre-Vail alfalfa/clover inoculation is currently on the OMRI approved list.
Verdesian’s Pre-Vail inoculant contains the types and quantities of bacteria needed for optimum root nodulation and a natural microbial growth promoter to ensure root enhancement and seedling vigor. Verdesian’s Pre-Vail does not contain any genetically modified organisms, have not received any sterilization by irradiation and do not contain any prohibited synthetic or non-synthetic ingredients. Verdesian’s Pre-Vail inoculates the below legumes: •Alfalfas, Alsike Clover, Red Clover, Berseem Clover, Ladino Clover, White Clover, Crimson Clover, and Sweet Clovers. Inoculating seed is very important because inoculation has specific rhizobium bacteria that will assure effective nitrogen fixation. Once inoculation is mixed with a legume (such as alfalfa or clovers), they convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form available to plants if effective nodules are present. Nodules are the result of an infection by an effective strain of bacteria. All legumes (including alfalfa and clovers) can establish and survive without nitrogen-fixing bacteria, but plants cannot fix nitrogen. This means that without added nitrogen, plants will have a yellowish appearance and yields will be low, so there are many benefits besides the increases nitrogen (and decreased cost of fertilizer) by using inoculation.
Although no special equipment is needed for application, there are two ways to inoculate your seed. One is to inoculate the seed by mixing the inoculation with a small amount of liquid to aid in seed adhesion and applied at the time of planting. (Keep in mind, very little liquid is needed if inoculating with a liquid!) Another popular form of inoculation is to buy your seed pre-inoculated. This is done using a professional mixer and mixing the seed with the inoculation, keeping the inoculation on the seed in the bag. Keep inoculation in a cool, dry, dark location and use before the expiration date.