soil science


: a science dealing with soils

called also pedology

soil scientist noun

Examples of soil science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Students participate in hands-on, outdoor activities and learn about wildlife habitat, soil science, environmental sustainability, mathematics and more. Candace Oehler, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Murray, who has a doctorate in forensic soil science, has tried to instill those same lessons in her own children. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 Even as recent as my undergraduate soil science class (OK, not that recent), we were taught that the presence of any goldenrod in a field was synonymous with poor soil fertility. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 2 Sep. 2023 The last part of the name honors McCann, a former pipefitter who went to college at age 30 and eventually attained a doctorate in plant and soil sciences from West Virginia University. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, 6 Aug. 2023 More than 240 research papers on ecosystems, soil science and forestry come out of La Selva each year. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 In 1943, Albert Schatz was a soil science graduate student at Rutgers University. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2021 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 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 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

soil science

: the science of soils

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