dormant spray


Definition of dormant spray

: a spray applied to trees and shrubs when they are in an inactive state at any time between leaf fall and the beginning of bud swelling at the start of the next growing season

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“Dormant spray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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