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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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Increases in protein contents in cultivar 'BRS Umbu' seeds did not compensate for the detrimental effect of defoliations (Table 2).
For the level of 100%, as the soybean cycle progressed, defoliations caused more damages to grain yield, since the most affected stage was R5.
1994), where kura clover forage yields generally decreased in sequential defoliations with three cuttings.
First, since soybean resistance to insect defoliation is a quantitatively inherited trait (Sisson et al.
In this study, the defoliations were conducted cumulatively in different combinations over years, simulating the course of a natural outbreak.
In this case, repeated defoliations resulted in a significant loss of trees, particularly Quercus spp.
Watson theorizes that continuing gypsy moth defoliation is directly contributing to an explosion in hemlock adelgid numbers.
A careful control of time, frequency and intensity of defoliation of the tillers of Italian ryegrass in seed production fields can be crucial to succeed in this production system.
Considering that the supply of protein to grazing animals, in tropical pastures, can interfere with forage intake and change leaf blade tissues flow, the present experiment evaluated the intensity and defoliation frequency and quantified the different leaf blade flows in Alexandergrass, grazed by beef heifers, supplemented or not with a protein salt.
Properly timing defoliation involves balancing the value of potential increases in yield with the value of changes in fiber quality.
At 66% defoliation, there was no treatment effect, and the most severe defoliations appeared to generate intermediate sized female cocoons.