legumes are slow to develop a full ground cover and thus are poor
weed competitors. Increased bacterial activity in the soil may
contribute to germination of weed seeds already present.
inoculation will provide more vigorous growth, thus reducing
weed populations. Some chemical applications can be used for conventional
farmers desiring seed production such as granular Treflan
farmers may find early planting helpful, before weeds normally germinate.
Some growers have been successful using careful harrowing before
emergence and before plants are about 4 inches high.
in rows to allow for cultivation may be helpful in seed
production. (Check with your dealer for