Soil

Science / Biology / Soil: Weathered rocks and minerals combined with air, water and organic matter that can support plants.

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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Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil)

Science / Geology / Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil): A clay soil that expands when water is added and contracts when it dries out. This volume change when in contact with buildings, roadways, or underground utilities can cause severe damage. 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

Soil Quality (Health)

Business / Agriculture / Soil Quality (Health): Soil quality includes consideration of measures related to both productivity for crops and environmental factors. 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

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 be MORE

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