perennialization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

perennialize +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

perennialization ‎(uncountable)

  1. (agriculture) The conversion of a plant from an annual to a perennial
    • 2009, January 5, “Wes Jackson And Wendell Berry”[New York Times], A 50-Year Farm Bill:
      In fact, research in Canada, Australia, China and the United States over the last 30 years suggests that perennialization of the major grain crops like wheat, rice, sorghum and sunflowers can be developed in the foreseeable future.