English translation: While essential to the growth of vegetation, water can also be...
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15:07 Jul 17, 2000
French to English translations [PRO] Science
French term or phrase:agent de fertilité
I am having difficulty translating "agent de fertilité" in the following sentence:
"D'abord agent de fertilité de la végétation, l'eau provoque également, directement ou indirectement, de nombreux dommages".
Rather than "fertility agent" should I perhaps translate it within the sentence as:
"As well as enabling the growth of vegetation, water can also be the direct or indirect cause of extensive damage to the monuments."