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Definition of tilth

1 : cultivated land : tillage
2 : the state of aggregation of a soil especially in relation to its suitability for crop growth

Examples of tilth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resulting compost will add nutrients while improving your soil's tilth, aeration, and water-holding capacity. Mia Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Sep. 2022 Fertile soil with good tilth does not come about with a single or even several additions of organic material, but from a consistent soil-building program. oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 An introduction to the basic components of organic gardening that outlines the secrets of great soil, such as good soil tilth, texture and structure, and an abundance of organic matter. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2022 This will provide good soil health, tilth, and maintain healthy soil micro-organisms. oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2021 Second, cover crops add nutrients to the soil and improve tilths. Roxanne Washington, cleveland, 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tilth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tilth

Middle English, from Old English, from tilian to till

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4 Oct 2022

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“Tilth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilth. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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