Forage Weed Control

 The best weed control practice in forages is to establish and maintain vigorous forage stands that compete with weeds. This greatly reduces the need for selective herbicide use.

Weedy vs Weed-free alfalfa
Weed management should begin at least a year ahead of forage establishment to eliminate serious weed problems. During establishment, control weeds the first 60 days after planting  for successful establishment. Then practice proper fertilization, cutting or grazing management, timely clipping, and insect control to keep the stand productive and competitive with weeds. See the resources below for more information.

Weed Management in Forages and Pastures

Forage Weed Websites & Resources

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