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side dressing

noun
1.
the fertilizer used to side-dress plants.
Origin of side dressing
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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  • Nitrate is desirable for side dressing but even here ammonia and other forms are now considered suitable when the soil is warm.

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  • side dressing with fertilizer in solution has been recommended recently by Tiedjens of New Jersey.

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  • He inquired of one of the attendants where Jack Peek was, and soon found him, the surgeon being by his side dressing his wound.

  • On sandy or nutrient-deficient soils, more than one side dressing may be advisable.

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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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