Definition of base dressing in English:

base dressing


  • 1An application of manure or fertilizer to the earth, which is then ploughed or dug in.

    1. 1.1 The manure or fertilizer applied in a base dressing.
      • ‘Liquid feeds, specific to each base dressing, were applied according to need based on analysis.’
      • ‘After all I've been putting on a dressing of bone meal every spring, and then adding even more every time I use a base dressing, or balanced liquid feed.’
      • ‘Applying ammonium phosphate as a liquid below the seeds of drilled crops or around the roots of transplants in place of normal N and P base dressings improves early growth of several different crops.’
      • ‘It may be applied all the year round as a base dressing before sowing and planting.’
      • ‘This is called a base dressing, and should be worked into the top 6 to 8 inches of soil.’
      • ‘Apply as a base dressing (before sowing and planting) at 4oz per sq yd. For potato crops apply at 6 oz per sq prior to planting.’
      • ‘The remainder were given a starter base dressing of soluble fertiliser at 1.0 kg/m 3 and were subsequently given a nutrient solution at all irrigations.’
      • ‘Non-nitrate fertilisers (eg those containing ammonia or urea) are therefore more suitable in base dressings, or when soils are cold, than nitrate forms.’
      • ‘Used mainly as a base dressing before sowing/planting because the nitrogen is slow-released.’
      • ‘Urea can be applied to both dry land and irrigated land as a top dressing and as a base dressing.’
      • ‘There were no further significant effects from 1969 onwards when part of the potassium treatments were applied as base dressings of sulphate of potash.’
      • ‘There should be sufficient nutrients remaining in the soil from the base dressings that were applied before the turf was laid (if laid by Everfarm Turf).’
      • ‘Treatment on 10 acres of the second 20 acre field (designated Field B) was with Maximize applied pre-plant with 11-37-0 base dressing.’
      • ‘When plants have been growing steadily for three to four weeks, replenishment is required as nitrogen content of the base dressing has almost been absorbed by the plants or lost through leaching.’