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Tilth is the physical condition of soil, in relation to its suitability for planting or growing a crop. A few factors that determine tilth are the formation and stability of aggregated soil practices, moisture content, degree of aeration, and drainage.

Example of Tilth:

A thick cover of tilth at an urban farm is ready to be planted with spring mix and sweet peppers for the summer time.
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Today, on the average, a US farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 26.