defoliant


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a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off

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You'll need to use less and less defoliant as the season progresses.
Like Hung Duc, Khanh is believed to be a victim of Operation Ranch Hand, the United States military's effort during the Vietnam War to deprive the enemy of cover and food by spraying defoliants.
Jon Mitchell, 39, from Sand-fields, Swansea, has for many years covered the alleged existence of the toxic defoliant on Japan's Okinawa island and issues surrounding US military bases there.
However, some people might not realise that Canada itself was a major producer of chemical weapons and defoliants in the 20th century.
Uzbekistan proposed Kyrgyzstan to acquire chemical remedies for agriculture, in particular magnesium chlorate defoliant for defoliation of cotton.
But the toxic effects of one of the most brutal wars of the 20th century carry on - and a Welsh journalist in Japan is warning that Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant used by US forces to rob Vietcong fighters of jungle cover and crops, is a problem of today, particularly in Okinawa, Japan, a major supply hub for the US military in the Vietnam conflict.
In Vietnam, in addition to dropping napalm on women and children, the Americans dropped 'agent orange' a defoliant chemical which destroyed plants, poisoned the land, had devastating effects on children.
The Parousha bedding collection is made with Parousha yarns, grown under ecological conditions and handharvested without the use of defoliant chemicals.
plant in Newark, a manufacturer of Agent Orange, a defoliant used in the Vietnam war.
funded remediation of contamination resulting from the use of chemical herbicides and defoliant during the Vietnam War.
American planes sprayed millions of gallons of the toxic defoliant over jungle areas to destroy enemy cover.
The base was a key site in the US defoliant program during the Vietnam War, and much of the 80 million litres (21 million gallons) of Agent Orange used during "Operation Ranch Hand" was mixed, stored and loaded onto planes there.
has previously shelled out billions of dollars in disability payments to American soldiers who developed illnesses associated with the defoliant - its active ingredient is dioxin, which has persistently been linked to cancer and multiple birth defects - this marks the first occasion the nation has made a move to clean up the approximately 20 million gallons of Agent Orange it dumped on Vietnamese trees and vegetation in the decade between 1961 and 1971.
The incumbent will develop an imaging system that can perform remote sensing operations on the agricultural aircraft and the ground on-the-go platform, which will fuse the information from visible and near infrared (VNIR) imagery, thermal imagery and measurements of field variables such as soil texture, crop water stress, the effects of plant damage from off-target herbicide drift, and plant vigor to determine where to apply growth regulators and cotton defoliant.