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    top dressing?

    Hello Everyone,

    What does top dressing mean? Does it mean fertilization in farming?


    Regards

    Sky


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    Re: top dressing?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    What does top dressing mean? Does it mean fertilization in farming?


    Regards

    Sky
    That is one definition, but it is contextual. look it up at http://www.dictionary.com.

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    Re: top dressing?

    according to this dictionary, 'top dressing' has two meanings:

    1. A covering of loose gravel on a road.
    2. A covering of fertilizer spread on soil without being plowed under.

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    Re: top dressing?

    According to the gardener, a top dressing is a layer of compost and/or manure spread over the earth after it has been cleaned of weeds, in order to improve the texture and fertility of the soil, to reduce evaporation of water from the soil, and to suppress the growth of permanent weeds.

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