South Dakota Herbicide Damage

May 20, 2019

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By Gared Shaffer
 
As the spray season starts, it is always good to be aware of resources and testing facilities where you can send in possible herbicide-affected plant samples. SDSU Extension offers suggestions on how to handle possible herbicide damage situations as well as recommended labs that receive plant matter samples to test for herbicide residues.
 
Do Not Jump to Conclusions
 
Make sure you follow the proper steps before taking action based on inconclusive facts. This will help maintain good neighbor relationships, and it is key to help solve issues such as these.
 
Tissue Sampling
 
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 Ag Labs. Other out-of-state resources are viable options as well.
 
SOUTH DAKOTA
 
Brookings, SD
605-692-7325
 
OUT-OF-STATE
 
Portland, Oregon
503-254-1794
 
Woodland, CA
530-666-6890
 
*Inclusion of a lab on this list does not imply endorsement of their services.
 
Complaints
 
To submit a crop damage compliant, contact the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Division of Agricultural Services at 605-773-4432.