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  1. Vol. 24 No. 6, p. 496-497
    Received: Jan 19, 1960



Influence of Molybdenum on Growth and Composition of Alfalfa and Distribution of Molybdenum in a Cecil-Lloyd Soil1

  1. Joel Giddens and
  2. H. F. Perkins2



Sodium molybdate was applied annually at a rate of 8 ounces per acre to alfalfa receiving 500 and 4000 pounds limestone. Beginning in the fall of the second year of growth, the low lime treatment plus molybdenum yield was about the same as the high lime treatment. After 3 years, alfalfa on the high lime treatment responded to molybdenum. Liming increased the molybdenum content of alfalfa in 1956 but did not consistently do so in 1959. The molybdenum content of alfalfa was not excessive after six applications. Molybdenum did not move downward in the Cecil-Lloyd soil profile.

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