foliar

adjective
fo·​li·​ar | \ ˈfō-lē-ər How to pronounce foliar (audio) \

Definition of foliar

: of, relating to, or applied to leaves foliar sprays foliar diseases

Examples of foliar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As with many foliar diseases of plants, sanitation is an important management practice. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Black, raised tar spot on maple leaves is caused by fungi. Here’s how to keep it from coming back.," 20 Sep. 2020 Or pour the tea in a squirt bottle and use it as a foliar spray to apply directly on plant leaves. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "How to Make Compost Tea for Your Garden," 28 Apr. 2020 Also, steer clear of misting, which can promote foliar disease. oregonlive, "Blooming houseplants make beautiful last-minute gifts," 21 Dec. 2019 Madrone are subject to a variety of problems including foliar blights, root diseases, and also problems from too much irrigation and fertilization in home landscapes. oregonlive, "Will whatever is causing this waterfall of sap spread to other trees? Ask an expert," 23 Nov. 2019 By folding its leaves, the plant reduces its foliar surface area to sunlight and reduces the evaporative effects of the wind. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Trees can’t escape the extreme heat. But they do have some clever coping mechanisms.," 20 July 2019 Or foliar feed by spraying the leaves with doubly diluted preparations of these solutions. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 The most common wet-weather disease class that will show up is generic foliar fungal problems. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "It's that dreary. Louisville has seen 30+ inches of rain so far this year," 21 June 2019 What most organic folks used for foliar sprays in the early days was compost tea. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to make this do-it-yourself organic fertilizer and pest control spray," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of foliar

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foliar

French foliaire, from Latin folium leaf + French -aire -ar

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24 Sep 2020

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“Foliar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliar. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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