manure

Lemma

manure

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material. 1

Nota

Cover crops and green manures are commonly used in organic viticulture to improve soil structure and fertility, and out-compete weeds in the inter-row area. Weed pressure is also reduced by the cultivation used to prepare seed-beds for these crops. The choice of appropriate crops will depend upon local climate, soil conditions and water availability. Mixtures of cereals and legumes are often the most competitive cover/green manure crop, but local expertise and experience should be used in choosing the right crop for each situation. 2

Contesto

Pomace, the grape seeds and skins left over from winery operations, is equal to good manure […] as a vineyard fertilizer, providing the price is reasonable. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [məˈnjʊə], US [məˈn(j)ʊ(ə)r] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

c.1400, "to cultivate land," also "to hold property," from Anglo-Fr. meynoverer, from O.Fr. manouvrer "to work with the hands," from M.L. manuoperare, from L. manu operari, from manu, abl. of manus "hand" + operari "to work, operate". Sense of "work the earth" led to "put dung on the soil" (1599) and to the current noun meaning "dung spread as fertilizer," which is first attested 1549. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea per Traduttori e Interpreti.

Data della scheda
Wed Jan 28 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Erika Costigliolo, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : Johnson H., Halliday J., The Vintner’s Art, How Great Wines Are Made, New York, Simon & Shuster, 1992, First edition, p. 45.

2 : «http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farming-management/organic-farming/weed-management/vineyard-weed-management», (24/11/2011)

3 : Winkler, Albert Augustus, General viticulture: Contemporary research, practices, and progress in present-day care of grapes, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1962, p. 354.

5 : «http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/113791?rskey=P8jeID&result=1&isAdvanced=false#eid», (24/11/2011)

5 : «www.etymonline.com», (10/12/2008)

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