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Glossary


Agitate
Mix vigorously.
Algal
Of or relating to algae.
Aqueous
Watery.
Broad-spectrum
Works on a wide variety of species.
Cambium
Formative one-cell-thick layer of tissue between xylem (woody tissue) and phloem (bark) in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth.
Chelated copper
Copper held in an organic complex: slightly less toxic than copper sulfate, less corrosive to equipment and stays in solution longer. Recommended for use in waters with alkalinity levels higher than 20 ppm.
Concurrent
Happening at the same time as something else.
CRP
Conservation Reserve Program.
Deciduous
Trees and shrubs that shed their leaves each year.
Diatom
Type of algae.
Drift
Droplets, dust or granules floating through the air due to a breeze or light wind.
Emulsion
A suspension of small globules of one liquid in a second liquid with which the first will not mix.
Ensile
To store (fodder) in a silo for preservation.
Estuary
1. The part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides.
2. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.
Fertilizer
A natural and synthetic materials, including manure and nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium compounds, spread on or worked into soil to increase its capacity to support plant growth.
Flagellate
Type of algae.
Forb
A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
Herbaceous
A non-woody plant in which the top-growth dies to the ground at the end of each growing season.
Herbicide
A pesticide used for killing plants or grass.
Impervious
Incapable of being penetrated.
Insecticide
A pesticide used for killing insects.
Instar
A stage of an insect or other arthropod between molts.
Intertidal
Of or being the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark.
Leach
Penetrate gradually: chemicals that leach into soil can eventually reach groundwater supplies and contaminate them.
Monomolecular
One molecule: a monomolecular film is only one molecule deep and so thin it cannot be seen, felt, smelled or tasted.
Nonionic
Not converted into ions.
Organophosphate
Any of several organic compounds containing phosphorus, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.
Paraffinic
Contains paraffin (wax).
Pesticide
Any substance or mixture of substances that prevent, repel or kill pests (plant, animal or insect).
Phenoxy
Type of herbicide.
Potable
Fit to drink.
Premise
Land and buildings on it.
Quiescent
Quiet, still, at rest: in ponds and lakes it indicates that there are no streams or springs going in or out.
Residual
Left behind.
Rinsate
Rinse water.
Senescence
Growing old; aging.
Surfactant
Substance capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid: contained in many herbicides to make the product cover the plant more effectively so the chemical will work better.
Synergized
Two chemicals working together to produce a better result than either single chemical ingredient would on its own.
Systemic
(as it applies to plants) Absorbed through the root and into the plant juice or sap without harming the plant itself.
Terrestrial
Of or relating to the land.
Tiller
A shoot, especially one that sprouts from the base of a grass.
Translocate
Displace or transfer to a new position.
Weir
1. A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
2. A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.

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