Weed control is best accomplished by maintaining a healthy pasture, mowing, proper drainage, and avoiding soil compaction. Periodic grazing or clipping of the pasture prevents weeds from producing seed. Herbicides can also be very effective in controlling weeds, but their costs must be weighed against benefits gained. Chemicals are best used to spot-treat concentrations of weeds rather than for spraying the entire grazing area.
Woody plants, such as mesquite, desert broom and burrobrush, can be serious weeds in some pastures. These will need to be plowed out periodically.