solarization

noun
so·lar·i·za·tion | \ ˌsō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of solarization 

1 : a reversal of gradation in a photographic image obtained by intense or continued exposure

2 : an act or process of solarizing

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Consider soil solarization during summer as a way to bake pests out of gardens. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 When gardens will not receive summer plantings consider soil solarization to bake out pests. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Establish soil solarization treatments to control nematodes and diseases. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Gardens that struggle through the next cool- and warm-season plantings can eventually be treated for nematodes using soil solarization. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cooler weather can give eggplants boost they need," 23 Sep. 2017 Remove plastic covers from solarization treatments and plant without tilling. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "September in the garden," 26 Aug. 2017 When gardens will not receive summer plantings consider soil solarization to bake out pests. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June gardening calendar," 27 May 2017 Gardeners can also grow tomatoes in large containers filled with potting soil and use soil solarization during the summer to help avoid these pests. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Tackle nematode problem before planting," 20 May 2017 Use soil solarization during summer as a way to bake pests out of gardens. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July gardening calendar," 1 July 2017

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First Known Use of solarization

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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