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Alfalfa Weed Control in the Low Deserts of ArizonaThe most effective weed control practice in alfalfa is maintaining a healthy crop and dense stand. Cultural practices that promote a vigorous stand can reduce the need for chemical weed control. Cultural practices that promote a healthy stand reduce the need for chemical weed control, but herbicides are sometimes necessary even in well-managed alfalfa.
Growing Alfalfa Seed in ArizonaDue to worldwide shortages of non-dormant alfalfa seed, production opportunities and acreage have increased recently in Central Arizona. Seed production for profitability is challenging. Cultural practices differ from those commonly used in forage production. This article outlines management recommendations that may help to accomplish profitable seed alfalfa yields.
Weed Control for Wheat and Barley in the Low Deserts of ArizonaWeeds can be a problem in wheat and barley especially where crop rotation is not practiced. An integrated approach to weed management can be followed. Chemical treatments are important tools in weed management to maintain yield and quality and prevent proliferation of weeds that could affect future crops.