soil science


: a science dealing with soils

called also pedology

soil scientist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But there is one broadly applicable recommendation, according to John Reganold, a professor of soil science and agroecology at Washington State University: Increase organic matter in the soil. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2022 Muhlberg, a 2010 UConn graduate who majored in turf grass management and soil science, has been working on the campus athletic fields for 10 years. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 2 Aug. 2022 Finally, the district’s new George Washington Carver program provides historical perspective regarding soil science and conservation. cleveland, 28 Jan. 2022 What helped break humus’s hold on soil science was physics. Quanta Magazine, 2 Aug. 2021 Conferencegoers were mostly already enthusiasts for soil science. Luke Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 Groves, 25, a Black transgender man, was studying plant and soil science at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi. NBC News, 19 Nov. 2021 Mel Groves, a 25-year-old studying plant and soil science at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, was the definition of a tree hugger, his friend Que Bell recalled. NBC News, 21 Oct. 2021 Lawrence Fairchild, a Nebraska farm boy, studied soil science and bought his first small vineyard in 1999, which happened to be just above Harlan’s legendary Bond Melbury parcel. Kim Westerman, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soil science was in 1915

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“Soil science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

soil science


: the science of soils

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