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Terbacil herbicide injury


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Pale green to yellow leaves turning brown and death, brown or red rust spots, marginal chlorosis, interveinal chlorosis.

Strawberry plant with dead brown areas on leaf and flower

Terbacil injury 14 days after application.

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dead strawberry plant with green center.

Terbacil injury 21 days after application.

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Strawberry plant with pale green to yellow leaves

Terbacil injury 48 hours after application.

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Strawberry leaves with brown edges and yellow midrib

Terbacil injury 5 days after application.

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Strawberry leaves with brown dead areas ad burned flowers

Terbacil injury 7 days after application.

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Similar Problems

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Other herbicides such as glyphosate have similar symptoms.

Additional Information

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Do not use on soils with < 2% organic matter.

Diagnostic Tips

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Symptoms will appear within 48 hours of application.

Corrective Measures

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No corrective measures are available.


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Avoid herbicide spray overlap which will double the rate and increase chance of plant injury. Irrigate/wash off leaves after application to avoid plant 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 27, 2014

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