top-dress


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top-dress

(tŏp′drĕs′)
tr.v. top-dressed, top-dress·ing, top-dress·es
1. To cover (a road surface) with loose material that is not worked in.
2. To apply top dressing to (soil or plants).
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top-dress

vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to spread manure or fertilizer on the surface of (land) without working it into the soil
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top′-dress`



v.t.
to fertilize (land) on the surface.
[1725–35]
top′ dress`ing, n.
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top-dress


Past participle: top-dressed
Gerund: top-dressing

Imperative
top-dress
top-dress
Present
I top-dress
you top-dress
he/she/it top-dresses
we top-dress
you top-dress
they top-dress
Preterite
I top-dressed
you top-dressed
he/she/it top-dressed
we top-dressed
you top-dressed
they top-dressed
Present Continuous
I am top-dressing
you are top-dressing
he/she/it is top-dressing
we are top-dressing
you are top-dressing
they are top-dressing
Present Perfect
I have top-dressed
you have top-dressed
he/she/it has top-dressed
we have top-dressed
you have top-dressed
they have top-dressed
Past Continuous
I was top-dressing
you were top-dressing
he/she/it was top-dressing
we were top-dressing
you were top-dressing
they were top-dressing
Past Perfect
I had top-dressed
you had top-dressed
he/she/it had top-dressed
we had top-dressed
you had top-dressed
they had top-dressed
Future
I will top-dress
you will top-dress
he/she/it will top-dress
we will top-dress
you will top-dress
they will top-dress
Future Perfect
I will have top-dressed
you will have top-dressed
he/she/it will have top-dressed
we will have top-dressed
you will have top-dressed
they will have top-dressed
Future Continuous
I will be top-dressing
you will be top-dressing
he/she/it will be top-dressing
we will be top-dressing
you will be top-dressing
they will be top-dressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been top-dressing
you have been top-dressing
he/she/it has been top-dressing
we have been top-dressing
you have been top-dressing
they have been top-dressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been top-dressing
you will have been top-dressing
he/she/it will have been top-dressing
we will have been top-dressing
you will have been top-dressing
they will have been top-dressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been top-dressing
you had been top-dressing
he/she/it had been top-dressing
we had been top-dressing
you had been top-dressing
they had been top-dressing
Conditional
I would top-dress
you would top-dress
he/she/it would top-dress
we would top-dress
you would top-dress
they would top-dress
Past Conditional
I would have top-dressed
you would have top-dressed
he/she/it would have top-dressed
we would have top-dressed
you would have top-dressed
they would have top-dressed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

top-dress

An application of fertilizer or manure to the soil surface after planting.
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References in classic literature ?
They must plow, and sow, and top-dress, and bottom-dress, and deep-drain, and surface-drain, and all the rest of it.
This means that the farmers should top-dress with nitrogenous fertilisers such as urea to curb the situation.On his tomato farm, the crop's leaves were yellowing, but the veins were still green, an indication of magnesium deficiency.
Top-dress established borders with garden compost or well-rotted manure.
Put crocks in the bottom of the pot for drainage and top-dress the compost with gravel.
Top-dress or repot pot-grown camellias when they pass out of flower.
n Top-dress established borders with well-rotted garden compost.
# Remove winter protection from containers and top-dress or replant pot-bound plants.
FEED mature border plants by forking in a handful of Growmore per sq yard and top-dress weed-free soil with bark or cocoa shells.
1Plant up any gaps on the rock garden and top-dress with chippings after applying a slow-release fertiliser.
Top-dress lawns on heavy soils with coarse sand, fine grit, perlite or vermiculite, plus a soil conditioner and brush in, after aeration treatment.
It is important to top-dress after 25-30 days of sowing and do the final top dressing after 20-25 days of first top-dressing.It should be noted that the emergence of plants, comes with weeds that compete with maize for nutrients.