Words to Know

  • Loam - a fertile soil composed mostly of sand, silt, and a smaller amount of clay.
  • Soil pH - a measure of the ability of the soil to provide nutrients and minerals to the help the plant grow. Soil pH can be acidic, neutral or alkaline. Knowing the soil pH is important in order for plants to grow their best.
  • Irrigation - the practice of drawing up water for underground storage or diverting water from its original location to water the plants, is used to help supplement the rain or lack of rain in regions to sustain agriculture.
  • Commodity - a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold.