Abiotic in-crop constraints for wheat


Group N herbicide damage

Constraint – Group N herbicide damage


  • Symptoms appear in 3-7 days
  • Damage to plants is generally limited to the sprayed foliage.
  • Yellowing and wilting of leaves can occur, particularly at the tips and margins of older leaves
  • Leaves desiccate and become crisp
  • Death of the growing point after 7-20 days


  • Plants can become stunted due to the loss of the growing tip
  • There is seldom any lasting damage


There is no treatment options. As a precaution, spray when the risk of drift is low, or when environmental conditions are optimum.

Links and Resources

DAFWA - Group N herbicide damage

Lists group N herbicides, damage/symptoms, and similar symptoms.