leaf drop

leaf drop

[′lēf ‚dräp]
(plant pathology)
Premature falling of leaves, associated with disease.
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to 3:30 pm and may work additional hours as needed during heavier leaf drop times.
Short-term symptoms include wilting, browning of leaves and leaf drop to preserve energy.
On the other hand, water utilized for leaching helps to rid the root zone of salts that can prompt to tip burn and leaf drop, which can diminish the fruit production.
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Generally, leaf drop progresses from north to south, but elevation also can play a role.
With regard to the leaf drop, although they are evergreen plants, camellias still periodically shed their old leaves.
Councillors agreed the poor layout of the proposed housing would "fail to provide a good standard of amenity for future occupants" as the trees would cause "substantial shading as well as leaf drop and potential structural damage".
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A drought will cause leaf drop - as will too much water.
Temperature and moisture levels affect the rate of disease progression, which can cause brown leaf spots and brown tips, leaf drop, bare twigs and whole sections of plants to die in less than one week, according to CCE-NC diagnostician, Vincent Drzewucki, who first identified the recent blight sample.
To avoid leaf drop, keep the plant away from heat sources and drafts.
It is true that these leaves create a safety hazard, but it is an ongoing process, and as soon as the council workmen picked up a collection of leaves it would not be long before another leaf drop occurred.