NC State Extension Publications

Problem

Herbicide injury - glyphosate (Roundup)

Symptoms

Foliage turns from pale green to yellow, turning brown with death.

Strawberry plant with yellow newly expanded leaf.

Glyphosate injury 48 hours after application.

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Strawberry plant with yellow newly expanded leaf.

Glyphosate injury 48 hours after application.

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Strawberry plant with many newly expanded yellow  leaves.

Glyphosate injury 7 days after application.

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Strawberry plant with dead brown areas on yellow leaves

Glyphosate injury 14 days after application.

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Strawberry plant with dead brown areas on yellow misshaped leave

Glyphosate injury 21 days after application.

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Similar Problems

Other herbicides may cause similar symptoms.

Additional Information

Minimal exposure can result in yellow streaking in deformed leaves several weeks after exposure.

Diagnostic Tips

Plants affected will be near areas where weeds were sprayed with the herbicide resulting from drift or spotting during application.

Corrective Measures

No corrective measures are available.

Management

Avoid use of non-selective 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: June 26, 2014

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