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n.1.The act of combining air with another substance, or the state of being filled with air.
2.The act of becoming aërified, or of changing from a solid or liquid form into an aëriform state; the state of being aëriform.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Spring aerification can allow for a weed invasion and is usually followed with a pre-emergent herbicide application.
Aeration or aerification means exposing an object or substance to air.
Influence of core aerification, topdressing, and nitrogen on mat, roots, and quality of Meyer zoysiagrass.
Aerification is a mechanical process that creates more air space in the soil and promotes deeper rooting, thus helping the grass plants stay healthy.
It is common for a golf course superintendent to use two or three different aerification techniques each year.
The data also suggest that establishment of Tifdwarf bermudagrass from sprigs, and recovery from disruptive cultivation practices such as core aerification and dethatching, may be slower during periods of high temperature (>30[degrees]C) and light (>1000 [micro]mol [m.sup.-2] [s.sup.-1]) characteristic of late-June through early September in the southern USA.
In another, called aerification, researchers punch small holes in the ground and fill them with the test material.
In another process called aerification, researchers literally punch small holes in the ground and fill them with test material.
ACRT also recommended including soil aerification by vertical mulching, fertilization, insecticide application when needed, vine removal, and covering an entrance hole to a cavity at the base to reduce the chance of entry by people or animals.