How to grow your own soil rhizobia and other bacteria
I dug up some clover in my yard and found that there were no pink nodules on the roots. Due to the extreme drought in our area I believe that most or all the needed rhizobia have been killed off. I would assume that many other beneficial bacteria have suffered the same outcome. I do not only have this problem in the yard but also in my cattle pastures. In time these microbes would probably regenerate themselves. It would be far more beneficial to add the microbes.
I have read up on growing these, but everything is based on commercial growth. The closest think I can find is a 10% solution of molasses and water at 80 degrees for 48 hours.
Can anybody help on this subject. I flat out cannot afford to buy the quantities needed.