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side dressing

noun
1.
the fertilizer used to side-dress plants.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35

side-dress

[sahyd-dres] /ˈsaɪdˌdrɛs/
verb (used with object), side-dressed, side-dressing.
1.
to fertilize (growing plants) by mixing fertilizer into the soil along each row.
Origin
1965-70
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Examples from the web for side dressing
  • Producers were side dressing corn with fertilizer and cultivating for weeds.
  • Compost can be used as a side dressing during the growing season and mixed into each transplant hole or seed furrow.
  • If sulfur is not applied before cotton is planted, it should be included with the nitrogen side dressing.
  • side dressing of nitrogen is being done by some to try to overcome some of those effects.
British Dictionary definitions for side dressing

side-dress

verb
1.
(transitive) to place fertilizers on or in the soil near the roots of (growing plants)
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