Universal Soil Loss Equation

Business / Agriculture / Universal Soil Loss Equation: A formula used to estimate erosion rates by considering climate, soils, and topographic conditions at a site, as well as any degree to which the use and management of the soil reduce erosion. It is being replaced by a revised universal soil loss equation.

Other Words for Loss

Loss Verb Synonyms: deprivation, bereavement, privation, denial, sacrifice, forfeiture, disappearance
Loss Noun Synonyms: diminution, erosion, reduction, impoverishment, depletion, shrinkage
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Other Words for Soil

Soil Verb Synonyms: dirty, stain, begrime, muddy, smear, spot
Soil Adjective Synonyms: earth, loam, dirt, ground, turf, humus, clay
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Other Words for Universal

Universal Noun Synonyms: cosmic, infinite, boundless, limitless, unlimited, measureless, endless, uncircumscribed, all-inclusive, all-embracing, all-encompassing, wide-ranging, comprehensive
Universal Adjective Synonyms: prevalent, prevailing, general, worldwide, widespread, ubiquitous, omnipresent, limitless, unlimited, common, pandemic, epidemic
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Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)

Business / Agriculture / Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE): Revisions to the universal soil loss equation implemented in the mid 1990s to more accurately predict soil erosion caused by water. It includes the same factors as the earlier formula: climate, soils, MORE

Soil Conservation District

Business / Agriculture / Soil Conservation District: A legal subdivision of state government, with a locally elected governing body, responsible for developing and carrying out a program of soil and water conservation within a geographic boundary, usual MORE

Soil Loss Tolerance (T Value)

Business / Agriculture / Soil Loss Tolerance (T Value): For a specific soil, the maximum average annual soil loss expressed as tons per acre per year that will permit current production levels to be maintained economically and indefinitely. T values range MORE

Soil Conservation Service (SCS)

Business / Agriculture / Soil Conservation Service (SCS): Replaced by a new USDA agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service after USDA reorganization in 1994. Responsibilities include carrying out technical assistance programs in cooperation with soi MORE

Soil Conservation And Domestic Allotment Act Of 1936

Business / Agriculture / Soil Conservation And Domestic Allotment Act Of 1936: P.L. 74-46 (February 26, 1936) was designed to support farm income by making soil-conservation and soil-building payments to participating farmers. This design overcame the unconstitutional taxes on p MORE

Soil Bank Program

Business / Agriculture / Soil Bank Program: A federal program of the late 1950s and early 1960s that paid farmers to retire land from production for 10 years: the predecessor to today’s Conservation Reserve Program. Some elements in the CRP, MORE

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