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Describes an organism with cells containing two homologous sets of chromosomes, ie, the full number for its species.
Knobbly growth arising from the roots of leguminous plants. The root nodules contain bacteria used in nitrogen fixation.
The fertilised and matured ovule of a plant. It contains the embryo of a new plant, as well as nutrients for its development.
A chemical compound used in the propagation of plants. Proprietary brands contain hormones needed to promote root cell development, as well as mineral nutrients and trace elements.
Refers to non-animal, non-vegetable substances that do not contain carbon. Often applied to chemical products used to improve the soil.
1) A pod. A dry open fruit containing one or more seeds, such as the pea or bean. 2) A member of the family Leguminosae.
1) A tubular projection located at the base of a petal, which often contains nectar. 2) A large lateral root, or the branch of a root.
The practice of reducing the number of plants in a bed or container to provide more room for growth. In fruit production, to reduce the crop of fruitlets early on in order to produce larger fruits for harvest.
's commonly used, and contains 15% nitrogen.
The transplanting of seedlings from the seedbeds in which they were sown, to new containers. The term is derived from the old practice of pricking small holes in the soil in preparation for the planting of the young seedlings.