The herbicide products available today to homeowners and professionals alike are more varied than ever before. Yet there is some commonality among some of the most popular, marketed products. Herbicide labels are notoriously vague, and as a consequence, these products are becoming more damaging and deadly to non-target plants than ever before. Some herbicides will move from the point of application while others will not. Some herbicides are systemic while others are not.
This session will examine the symptoms of herbicide injury on trees and shrubs, ranging from mild to wild. Tips for diagnosing herbicide injury in the landscape along with clues for guidance on the prognosis for plant health and potential recovery will be discussed.