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Using herbicides to establish alfalfa

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On this webpage, we summarize herbicides labeled to establish alfalfa.

Basics of protecting Minnesota alfalfa crops


Herbicide application guidelines

Preplant incorporated control

Herbicides for preplant incorporated (PPI) control of annual grasses and some small-seeded broadleaf weeds:


Postemergence control

Herbicides for postemergence control of annual grasses, broadleaf weeds and oats in oat-mulch systems:


Postemergence dormant and between-cuttings control

Herbicides for postemergence dormant and between-cuttings control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds:


Postemergence control: Annual broadleaf weeds


Postemergence control: Annual grasses and oats in oat-mulch systems


Companion crop seedings


Roger Becker, Extension weed scientist

Reviewed in 2018

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