Question of the Week – Glyphosate

This week, the question was: What happened to this young tomato plant?

This young tomato plant is suffering from glyphosate damage that occurred when row middles were being sprayed. Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide, so damage shows up at the growing point. At this stage of growth, it is unlikely the plant will grow out of this. When applying any herbicides, pay close attention to the wind speed and direction, tractor speed, boom height, and use spray hoods when appropriate. For more information on reducing herbicide drift, take a look at this in-depth publication from the University of Florida.

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