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john muckleroy jr
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I'm about to grow wheat and barley for juicing and I want to know if I use seed that has already been inoculated will that be a good idea or should I get seed that has not been inoculated?I'm wondering about poisoning myself.
 
Burton Rosenberger
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Inoculated with what would be the question I would ask. If your talking about the species specific microbes, bacteria, fungi, etc required for the plant to thrive I wouldn't see anything wrong with that. In fact if you simply got the raw seed yourself and properly prepared a compost tea I would suggest a temporary bath in said tea before planting to establish the organisms on the seed.

Find out what they are inoculated with and go from there. Remember though your not feeding the plant your feeding the soil. If your soil lacks proper biology to support the plant then it might not thrive if you plant it.

If your just doing a fodder type system and growing in a tray I would avoid inoculated seed as it wouldn't be necessary for the short life outside the soil.
 
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