defoliate the forests which provided operational cover for Viet Kong and North Vietnamese forces.
defoliate crops before the disease spread to tubers.
defoliate a tree or eat 30 square meters of Soya beans in a single night.
Locusts devour all before them; caterpillars defoliate plant, and necessitate the premature utilization of its reserves; other insects (e.g.
Marigolds planted around tomatoes keep away the ugly tomato hornworm, a large green worm that can defoliate an entire tomato plant in one night.
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