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defoliate

(of a plant) having shed its leaves

defoliate

[dē′fō·lē‚āt]
(botany)
To remove leaves or cause leaves to fall, especially prematurely.
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The techniques involved in growing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), promoted by Monsanto and other transgenics producers, has led to the abusive use of glyphosate, a defoliating herbicide Monsanto manufactures under the brand name Roundup.
Considering the lack of information on the occurrence of Gonodonta in cultivated plants and its possible relevance for anonaceae in Brazil, the aim of this study was to record the occurrence of Gonodonta larvae defoliating sugar apple and atemoya in northern state of Minas Gerais.
This study has shown that the critical period for control of defoliating pests on okra fields are the early fruiting and floral budding stages of plant development if one has to realize the potential yield.
The experiment was carried out in late January when defoliating lepidopterous larvae peaked.
This study was undertaken to asses defoliating lepidoptera in oil palm (Elaeis guinnesis Jacq.
These southern-adapted beetles," says DeLoach, "are now defoliating saltcedars in California, Texas, and New Mexico," where ARS and university scientists are monitoring their progress.
A defoliating plant should only be watered when the soil is nearly dry.
Becker GF, Busso CA, Montani T, Burgos MA, Flemmer AC, Toribio MB (1997) Effects of defoliating Stipa tennis and Piptochaetium napostaense at different phenological stages.
The European-spawned gypsy moth munched its way halfway across the state during the past 25 years, defoliating 604,000 acres of West Virginia forest in 2001 and 132,000 acres in 2002.
1976) found yield decreases resulting from defoliation offset the value of grade improvements and suggested that not defoliating might be an option in some regions.
What did the trick was a mild auxin mixed with a strong cytokinin, one used commercially for defoliating cotton plants to ease harvesting.
Our studies are expected to guide pest management recommendations for grape growers and enable more appropriate responses to the presence of defoliating beetles in vineyards.