soil science

noun

Definition of soil science

: a science dealing with soils

called also pedology

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Recent Examples on the Web Based on the available climate and soil science, the federal government approved the expansion in 2016 despite some strong objections, and the dust has mostly settled since. Matt Kettmann, SFChronicle.com, "Pence Vineyards crafts fresh wines in Sta. Rita Hills," 25 June 2020 Layla is in her second year, will graduate next spring and then transfer to Purdue University to study soil science. cleveland, "Vendors offer recycled goods and fresh produce in an outdoor setting: Olmsted Dates and Data," 29 June 2020 Lee Reich is an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) with graduate degrees in soil science and horticulture who writes for The Associated Press. NBC News, "Bring spring indoors early — very early — by forcing bulbs," 4 Dec. 2019 In soil science, there are all these initiatives to rebuild carbon in soil. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it.," 12 June 2019 Sierwald says this kind of imaging could have applications in soil science and conservation, helping researchers quickly assess whether certain millipede species are present in a habitat. Jim Daley, Scientific American, "Millipede Genitalia Glow in Ultraviolet Light," 27 May 2019 That began to change as some teams applied soil science and others felt pressure to keep up. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "For Opening Day, Baseball Is Racing to Perfect...the Infield Dirt," 26 Mar. 2018 Volunteer instructors Tim Gerber is one of the volunteer instructors, specializing in soil science. David Anderson, The Aegis, "North Harford High notches a repeat win in Harford Envirothon," 13 Apr. 2018 The software was developed at Cornell University, where Van Es is a professor in soil science. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Tulane awards $1 million for potential solution to Gulf's dead zone," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of soil science

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Soil science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soil%20science. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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