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tilth

 (tĭlth)
n.
1. Cultivation of land; tillage.
2. Tilled earth.
3. The fitness of soil for cultivation, as measured by its structure and composition.

[Middle English, from Old English, from tilian, to labor.]
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tilth

(tɪlθ)
n
1. (Agriculture) the act or process of tilling land
2. (Agriculture) the condition of soil or land that has been tilled, esp with respect to suitability for promoting plant growth
[Old English tilthe; see till2]
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tilth

(tɪlθ)

n.
2. the physical condition of cultivated soil in relation to plant growth.
3. the condition of cultivated soil: crumbly tilth.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see till2, -th1]
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tilth

Soil with a breadcrumb-like appearance that is easily worked.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tilth - the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.tilth - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising cropstilth - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
fallow - cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
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Translations

tilth

[tɪlθ] N (= act) → cultivo m, labranza f; (= state) → condición f (cultivable) de la tierra
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tilth

n
(= topsoil)(Acker)krume f
(= cultivated land)Ackerland nt
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References in classic literature ?
His eyes he op'nd, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon were Sheaves New reapt, the other part sheep-walks and foulds; Ith' midst an Altar as the Land-mark stood Rustic, of grassie sord; thither anon A sweatie Reaper from his Tillage brought First Fruits, the green Eare, and the yellow Sheaf, Uncull'd, as came to hand; a Shepherd next More meek came with the Firstlings of his Flock Choicest and best; then sacrificing, laid The Inwards and thir Fat, with Incense strew'd, On the cleft Wood, and all due Rites perform'd.
It is important to go for certified seeds for the best harvest.The land should be prepared to a fine tilth and raised beds made for one to achieve uniform, large and smooth tubers.
Spread Clay Breaker on the soil in autumn after it has been dug, especially when trying to produce a fine crumbly tilth for seed sowing.
Prepare ground well removing all weeds and rake to a fine tilth before laying new turf, right.
Three days of bugs, dirt, seeds, technology, fertilizers and pest mitigation brought more than 400 lovers and workers of the land together for the "Tilth Conference--Change & Resiliency" at the Wenatchee Convention Center Nov.
Remove weeds and large stones, add compost and rake the soil until you've created a soft tilth ready for planting.
Remove weeds and large stones, then add compost and rake the soil until you've created a lovely soft tilth ready for planting.
Resources and case studies on making the transition to organics from Oregon Tilth: https://goo.gl/AGWQuw
Although it's as common as dirt, soil is an extremely complex physical-chemical-biological material, the condition of which may be subjectively characterized as its tilth. Soil tilth is a result of a combination of many factors, some of which are particle size distribution, aggregate size distribution, pore size distribution, water holding capacity, degree of aeration, pH, and organic matter content.
Benefits of soil organic matter include improved soil tilth meaning roots more easily explore soil increases living portion of soil (soil microorganisms) thus improving the soil quality.
Sponsors included LCC's Center for Meeting and Learning, Oregon Tilth, the Eugene Water and Electric Board, McDonald Wholesale Co.