tiller

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Synonyms for tiller

a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass

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someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)

lever used to turn the rudder on a boat

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a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)

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grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

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There was a tendency for the numbers of small Bouteloua plants to increase in the Bouteloua adult removal quadrats, although the differences were not significant (by paired t tests), By the end of the experiment these quadrats had 19% more 1-2 tillered plants, 16% more 3-4 tillered plants, and 30% more 5-7 tillered plants than did the control quadrats.
The seed addition quadrats had 2.1 times as many 1-2 tillered plants as did the control quadrats in year 3, 4.2 times as many in year 4.
The authors speculated that plants with low specific leaf weight used less photosynthate in leaves and more for tiller production than plants with high specific leaf weight that also tillered less.
The number of fully expanded leaves was counted on the main stem of each selected seedling at each date, and a note was made if the seedling had tillered. The arithmetic average of the 30 observations per plot was calculated to determine the mean leaf development stage.
UM67-10 tillered earlier and at a quicker rate than Emerald (Tables 4 and 5).