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Herbicide injury - oxyfluorfen (Goal)

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Interveinal necrosis, complete necrosis, blackish/purple leaves, leaves with black irregular spots.

Similar Problems

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Other herbicides may have similar symptoms.

Additional Information

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In the matted row system oxyfluorfen must be applied to dormant plants with no new growth. Oxyfluorfen is labeled for use as a fall treatment prior to mulching in plasticulture system. Plastic mulch must be installed prior to strawberry transplanting. Irrigate treated soil before mulch installation to activate the herbicide.

Diagnostic Tips

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Injury should be throughout treated area.

Corrective Measures

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No corrective measures are available.


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Follow application directions to avoid injury.

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: June 26, 2014

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