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Herbicide injury - Dicamba (broadleaf herbicide)


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Leaf and petiole distortion with twisting and bending. Fruit fasciation. Plant death.

Similar Problems

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Other auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D will cause similar damage to strawberry plants.

Additional Information

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May cause injury from drift when applied to adjacent turf or crops.

Diagnostic Tips

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Injury will be evident soon after exposure. Plant will grow rapidly with twisted foliage before death.

Corrective Measures

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No corrective measures available.


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Avoid use of broadleaf herbicide near strawberry field. Avoid pesticide application during wind. Use large droplet size and low pressure to avoid drift.

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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Research Specialist
Horticultural Science

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Publication date: July 1, 2014

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