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2,4-D damage on Baco Noir in western New York. Fan-shaped leaves are almost always seen with 2,4-D injury.
Photo: Tim Weigel, Cornell University
Damage from herbicide drift is, unfortunately, something that a number of grape growers are all too familiar with. The effects of off-target herbicide damage can range from mild to devastating, and the effects can persist for well over one year. The Northern Grapes Project has focused some attention on herbicide drift, even though it is not one of the key objectives of the project, as it is an area of concern for many growers of cold-hardy grapes.
Below are links to good resources, both from the Northern Grapes Project and other sources. Many are from Mike White, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and team member of the Northern Grapes Project. Most of the resources linked below contain links to other additional, valuable resources.
Article from February 12, 2013 Northern Grapes News
Herbicide Drift – A Strong Defense is Your Best Offense, by Mike White
Slide sets from Herbicide Drift Seminar and Webinar
On November 3, 2012, a herbicide drift seminar and webinar was held at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. This event was a cooperative effort of Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, University of Nebraska Viticulture, and the Northern Grapes Project. Below are links to the slide sets:
Top 10 Questions about Herbicide Drift into Vineyards
(from Mike White’s Wine Grower News #243, 5/29/13)
The 2015 Pesticide Drift Season is Here
(from Mike White’s Wine Grower News #302, 5/16/15, scroll to second page)
Northern Grapes Project is funded by the USDA’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Project #2011-51181-30850
Chrislyn A. Particka, PhD
Extension Support Specialist
Department of Horticultural Sciences
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