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tilth

[tilth]
(geology)
The physical condition of a soil as expressed in terms of fitness for growth of specified plants or crops.
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Tilth is an Old English word meaning fertile soil and the wise management thereof.
Rake the soil down to a fine tilth then sow winter lettuces in rows spaced 30cm apart.
Unfortunately, at present, much of the world's soil is, for a variety of reasons, of poor tilth. Fortunately, a soil with poor tilth can be physically, chemically, or biologically modified to improve its condition.
The cover crops reduce erosion improve soil tilth increase water-infiltration break weed and disease cycles capture nitrogen not used in the previous crop provide nitrogen for the next crop if legumes are used for the cover crop and provide grazing for livestock.
The Gentle Poppy Seed Exfoliator from Tilth cleanses and revitalizes your skin with nature's poppy seeds and jojoba esters blended into a soft yellow corn kernel meal base.
Monroe, CT, February 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Skin care company Tilth Beauty has added Berry Extract Toner to its line of natural skin care products, offering consumers a healthy way to cleanse their skin without drying it out.
Corvallis, Ore., and Santa Cruz, Calif.--Members of California Certified Organic Farmers and Oregon Tilth are expected to ratify the merger of both operations in October, adopting the new name CCOF Tilth.
In May, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), based in Santa Cruz, and Corvallis, Ore.-based Oregon Tilth, two of the nation's leaders in the organic movement and in certification, revealed plans to merge.
Fork over the areas to loosen the top inch of soil and mix in a handful of compost before raking it to a fine tilth. Sprinkle the areas with water then sow a handful of lawn seed over each patch and lightly rake and tamp to bed the seed.
The book, written by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners at the world-renowned Seattle Tilth Learning Garden, is a complete 21st century guide to urban gardening and farming.
The recent warm, dry weather has helped improve the soil, making it easier to dig and break up into a fine crumbly tilth - a prerequisite for successful seed sowing.
Members of the organic certification community including National Organic Program (NOP) staff and Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) staff, with special guest Jim Pierce from Oregon Tilth, toured organic mushroom farms on February 24, 2011 to gather information in preparation for writing standards for certifying organic mushrooms.