fo·li·ar | \ˈfō-lē-ər \

Definition of foliar 

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

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Or foliar feed by spraying the leaves with doubly diluted preparations of these solutions. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 Some foliar fertilizers, such as liquid seaweed (kelp), are rich in micronutrients and growth hormones. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Organic Fertilizer," 10 Mar. 2017 First, there are two general types of common tomato diseases — vascular wilts and foliar diseases. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Tomato — the 'luscious beauty' of the garden and how to fight diseases," 8 June 2018 Lobo is a fan of foliar feeding, where liquid fertilizer is sprayed onto the leaves. Nan Sterman,, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Lately, she has been brewing an oxygenated compost tea that has to be used within 24 hours as a foliar boxwood spray to balance the microbial life in the surrounding soil. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Plant These Hardy Boxwood Varieties To Avoid Boxwood Blight," 9 Mar. 2017 Collectors use a foliar fertilizer to grow bigger specimens, faster. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "What’s the easiest houseplant to grow?," 25 Jan. 2018 The concentration of glyphosate is much higher for stump treatment than for foliar applications. Tim Johnson,, "Winter's a good time to whack invasive buckthorn," 26 Dec. 2017 Irrigating in the evening also can minimize evaporation, but avoid overhead sprinkling if foliar (leaf) diseases are a problem because leaves will remain wet longer than watering at dawn. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Spray or drip irrigation: Which way is best for your garden?," 20 Oct. 2017

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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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