Weedy pastures-Normal farm practice?
I have noticed many pastures that are weedy. We sprayed a pasture to kill everything expecting to plant trees. We were not able to plant the trees and let it grow back into a pasture which was very weedy in the spring. The pasture was about half grass and half weeds and some clover. Most of the weeds were dandelion/cats ear type weeds. There was, also quite a lot of prickly lettuce among other weeds. I know that livestock really like these type of weeds. We had a lot of parentucellia which we mowed as it does not seem to come back. I spot sprayed the thistles and tansy and pulled the hawkweed/hawkbeard as it was not too prevalent. Would this be considered responsible or good farm practice? Thank you!