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Oct 21, 2022
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fertigation

fertigation
Laura Murphy manages fertigation
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with Anu Garg

fertigation

PRONUNCIATION:
(fuhr-ti-GAY-shuhn)

MEANING:
noun: The application of fertilizer by adding it to the water in an irrigation system.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of fertilizer + irrigation. Earliest documented use: 1967.

USAGE:
“Meg could tell that Christopher was assessing their condition even as he expounded on the alternatives for irrigation. They had covered most of the acreage when he arrived at a final point. ‘Have you considered fertigation?’”
Sheila Connolly; Golden Malicious; Berkley; 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. -Ursula K. Le Guin, author (21 Oct 1929-2018)

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