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  • noun agriculture the application of fertilizers or other water-soluble products through an irrigation system


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  • "Professor Michael Delwiche, chairman of biological and cultural engineering at UC Davis, has experimented with wireless sensing systems that precisely apply water—sometimes mixed with chemical fertilizers in a process called fertigation—to tree crops like nectarines."

    The San Francisco Chronicle, Wireless system can detect water level in soil, by Tom Abate, September 1, 2008. As quoted in Double-Tongued Dictionary.

    September 6, 2008