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frost seeding

frost seeding  n.— «With the temperature change we see from day to night, the ground actually contracts and opens up, developing cracks and holes. So, by putting small seed on the ground, the frost actually works the seed into the soil...

pot holing

pot holing  n.— «Pot holing refers to a conservation farming technique that involves making holes in the field. During crop production, inputs ¾ fertilizers/manure, seed, water, lime ¾ all concentrate in the prepared hole as opposed to...

hydroseed

hydroseed  v.— «Accompanying the installation of lifesaving guardrails along the Route 17 median in southern Orange County is an alien-green liquid that workers have been spraying on with a high-powered hose.…The process is called...

volcano mulching

volcano mulching  n.— «I have seen some landscapers use very deep layers of mulch—a foot or more in tight rings around trees and shrubs. Is this a healthy practice?…This is sometimes called volcano mulching because of the steep sides...

brown-bag

brown-bag v. to illegally sell proprietary seed varieties. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

brown-bagging

brown-bagging  v.— «“Brown-bag” sales—a reference to farmers’ rudimentary packaging—are prompting big seed companies to drop expensive research programs and thus give foreign competitors an advantage, the industry claims. Pioneer Hi...

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