Defoliation for early pruning Bartlett: Pears defoliated without tree injury by application of caustic dust in tests on most efficient use as defoliant
California Agriculture 12(9):12-15.
Published September 01, 1958
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The principal ingredient of a lime nitrogen fertilizer—calcium cyanamide—has initial toxic or caustic properties, in the presence of moisture, that cause plant leaves to absciss.