The goal is to create physical contact between the roots and inoculant. Inoculant can be banded under seed, worked into seed beds, placed under cuttings, blended into potting soil, or sprinkled near roots at transplant time. Some examples of inoculation practices and rates include:
1. Agriculture/Restoration- Inoculum can be banded in rows or side dressed before or during planting at 40 pounds per acre. Use 80 pounds per acre to broadcast or rototill before planting.
2. Nurseries- Inoculum can be mixed in planting soil before/during filling cavities, pots, trays. May be mixed with mechanical equipment that allows passage of ? inch (7 mm) or larger particles: For propagation use 5 pounds per cubic yard.
3. For turf-Apply during installation or aerification of turf. Use 2 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.
4. For planting- apply in furrow 1 teaspoon per row foot; cuttings-1/2 teaspoon under each cutting, potted transplants- Use 2-3 tablespoons per gallon planting size. Ball and Burlap plantings use 2 to 3 ounces per inch of stem caliper.