SDSU Extension has received a flood of calls from producers and agronomists observing possible crop damage. In any case of crop damage, it is important to remember the following tips.
1. Don’t jump to conclusions.
Make sure not to take action with inconclusive facts.
2. Sample and test affected plant tissues.
Sample tissues from affected plants and send them to a lab for herbicide residual testing. The only local option is to send the tissue samples to South Dakota Agricultural Laboratories, with other options available at out-of-state labs. See the list below for more information.
|South Dakota Agricultural Laboratories
1006 32nd Ave., STE 105
Brookings, SD 57006
|Columbia Food Laboratories, Inc.
12423 NE Whitaker Way
Portland, OR 97230
|APT Labs Inc.
1050 Spring St.
Wyomissing, PA 19610
|Environmental Micro Analysis Inc
460 N. East St.
Woodland, CA 95776
Inclusion of a lab on this list does not imply endorsement of their services.
3. Submit a crop damage complaint.
- Dicamba/2,4-D Tolerant Crop Information, SDDA
- Pesticide Complaint Investigation and Enforcement, SDDA