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Fatty alcohols (contact sucker control chemicals) turn small suckers brown shortly after application. Leaf axils may be burned by high concentrations of these alcohols. Buds of young plants may be killed. Leaf burn may be observed, particularly along the outer edge of tender upper leaves. Damage from these burns is usually minor, but it can be severe if the concentration of the chemical is excessive or the application is made to wilted plants. Leaf drop, shown in above photo, may occur at the bottom of the plant if the leaf axils have been severely burned.
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Kingdom: Other damage agents
Phylum: Other damage agents
Class: Other damage agents
Order: Abiotic
Family: Other abiotic damage
Subject: chemicals


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011