overfertilize

overfertilize

(ˌəʊvəˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪz) or

overfertilise

vb (tr)
to apply too much fertilizer to
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The report also found more than 88 percent of potato farmers and 28 percent of vegetable farmers overfertilize their lands.
Many farmers still overfertilize their fields, despite initiatives to reduce fertilizer use.
For instance, I think fertilization is an interesting subject because most people overfertilize and don't know how to do it right, but if I do a program just on fertilizer, nobody's going to come.
The nitrogen and phosphorous they contain overfertilize the algae and phytoplankton that grow on or near the surface of the water, causing the plants to grow atan unnaturally high rate.
We may starve, overwater, underwater, overfertilize, overheat, freeze, desiccate, pollute, or crowd the plant to death.
As it just gets growing, you can give it a dose of fertilizer--but don't overfertilize, and don't fertilize late in the season closer to harvest.
Limit pesticide and fertilizer use More often than not, consumers overfertilize, whether on farms, golf courses or our own lawns.
Many farmers in all regions that have especially unpredictable weather intentionally overfertilize, she says, rather than run the risk of running short of nutrients in a year in which conditions would otherwise result in a bumper crop.
Home gardeners see the effect if they overfertilize their tomato plants, promoting lush growth but few fruit.
In many parts of the world, farmers overfertilize because they feel that the extra fertilizer N is cheaper than the production lost by underfertilizing.
Be careful not to over-water, overfertilize, or cut the lawn shorter than 2 1/2 inches.
Being a homesteader, you don't overfertilize it or spray it with herbicides or other chemicals.