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top dressing

n.
1. A covering of loose gravel on a road.
2. A covering of fertilizer or compost spread on soil without being worked in.

top dressing

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topdressing

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1. (Agriculture) a surface application of manure or fertilizer to land
2. (Civil Engineering) a thin layer of loose gravel that covers the top of a road surface
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Noun1.top dressing - a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed intop dressing - a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, dressing - making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
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Overseeding, Pitch renovation works goal mouth/centre spots, topsoil cultivation, trimming, preparation/seeding and turfing, Topdressing, Verti-draining of grass pitch areas.
It benefits from an annual topdressing of nutrient-rich, organic mulch - which also helps protect the roots if there's a drought.
1] P205 were applied annually as topdressing in the beginning of each rainy season (November, 2010 and November, 2011).
The CourseScience product line includes USGA rootzone, utility topdressing sand, bunker sand and tee construction rootzone.
This is followed by topdressing an amount of N, often based on a simple budget as described below, and timed to synchronise with peak crop-N demand.
While the time of topdressing for traditional cultivars (between 95-105 days during the life cycle) occurs at 20-25 days (V4 stage) after emergence (Araujo, Rava, Stone, & Zimmermann, 1996), with the super early genotypes with a life cycle of 60-65 days, the V4 stage occurs at 12-16 days after emergence.
Only two thirds of the inorganic fertilizer was applied before planting as a basal dressing while a third was applied as topdressing.
Because of the few studies, this research was conducted to test the best N dose, using urea as N source, to be applied as topdressing in the initial development of 'pitombeira' seedlings in nursery.
It was feasible to decrease the N ratio of base N and increase the ratio of topdressing Nat the initial flowering stage based on conventional N fertilization method in cotton N management.
Topdressing started 30 days after the transplanting of seedlings, carried out every 45 days until the end of the crop cycle.
Limit fertilizer to a compost topdressing and avoid drastic, heavy pruning, which encourages rapid growth.