plant material


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Noun1.plant material - material derived from plants
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
cutin - (biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids
chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubble, straw - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
cork - outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
plant product - a product made from plant material
vegetable tallow - a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the enhanced import measures would apply to plant material ranging from daffodils and yuccas to figs and coffee plants imported from high risk countries from today.
On the palette surface, apply paint to the side of the plant material with the most texture (underside of leaf, for example).
Patent 8,492,444 (July 23, 2013), "Biogenic Silica from Silica-Containing Plant Material such as Rice Hulls," Neal A.
coli bacteria have joined forces to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol, a biofuel that matches gasoline's properties better than ethanol.
These practices, plus the frequent contamination of load with other plant material are likely to allow adult psyllids to be shipped in loads of lemons and limes to the Texas packing houses.
Organic soil comes mostly from dead bacteria, not plants, say researchers: Researchers from several major European universities have issued a report that appears to refute the thesis that organic components of the soil comprise mostly decomposed plant material which is directly converted to humic substances.
However, the flip side of this is that they do so as a by-product of a process which allows them to utilise plant material that we cannot.
The exercises use plant materials that are readily available year round, and do not require an extensive plant material collection.
Studies of the pandas' poop show that their gut microbes break down bamboo efficiently--a trick that humans could coopt to turn woody plant material into alternative energy sources.
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that Panda poop contains bacteria, which could break down plant material in the way needed to tap biomass as a major new source of "biofuels", from grass, wood chips and crop wastes.
These controllers automatically adjust the time and frequency of watering based on the weather conditions, plant material and grade of the landscape.
Cut back dead and decaying plant material before they become sodden and harbour unwanted pests.