NC State Extension Publications

Problem

Herbicide injury - Dicambia (broadleaf weed killer)

Symptoms

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

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Similar Problems

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

Additional Information

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

Diagnostic Tips

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

Corrective Measures

No corrective measures available.

Management

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

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

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Author:

Research Specialist
Horticultural Science

Publication date: July 1, 2014

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