Herbicide injury - gramoxone (Paraquat)
Burning of foliage followed with browning. Contact kill of foliage.
Other herbicides can cause similar damage to strawberry plants.
Injury visible within 24 hours.
Plants affected will be near areas where weeds were sprayed with the herbicide resulting from drift or spotting during application.
No corrective measures are available.
Avoid use of non-selective herbicide near strawberry fields. Avoid pesticide application during wind. Use large droplet size and low pressure to avoid drift.
Funding was provided in part by the National Sustainable Agriculture Program: Sustainable Strawberry Initiative and the following sources.
Publication date: June 26, 2014
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