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Clopyralid herbicide injury.

Strawberry plant with yellow newly expaded leaf.

Clopyralid injury on actively growing strawberry plant 5 days after application.

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Leaves with pale green color (chlorosis), interveinal chlorosis, stunted plants, necrotic flowers and petioles.

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Other herbicides such as glyphosate may have similar symptoms.

Additional Information

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Strawberry plants may be damaged when clopytralid is applied above labeled rates. Discoloration may be observed within a few days and disappear.

Diagnostic Tips

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Plants will usually grow out of injury.

Corrective Measures

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No corrective measures are available.

Funding Sources

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Funding was provided in part by the National Sustainable Agriculture Program: Sustainable Strawberry Initiative and the following sources.

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Horticultural Science

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Publication date: June 25, 2014

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