Image Number: 1402065

Windblown sand may cause physical damage to young transplants on the side of the plant toward the prevailing wind. Mild symptoms include some death of tissue between lateral veins of the lower leaves. More severe damage results in entire leaves being killed and stalks being destroyed down to the woody layer. Some plants may be killed and others may be covered by sand. Soil texture and moisture, wind intensity and duration, presence of plant residue on the soil surface, and windbreaks will determine the extent of the damage.
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Kingdom: Other damage agents
Phylum: Other damage agents
Class: Other damage agents
Order: Abiotic
Family: Other abiotic damage
Subject: sandblasting


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Tuesday, November 23, 2010