The status of a soil with respect to its ability to supply nutrients essential to plant growth.
capacity of soil to provide nutrients for plant growth. Includes: chemical -supply of nutrients biological - population of micro-orgs and organic matter being broken down by them physical -soil structure neccessary for water and nutrient storage
the quality that enables a soil to provide plant nutrients, in adequate amounts and in proper balance, for the growth of specified plants when light, moisture, temperature, and other growth factors are favorable.
the property of producing abundantly and sustaining growth; "he praised the richness of the soil"
The quality of soil that enables it to provide essential nutrient elements in quantities and proportions for the growth of specified plants.
Soil fertility is the characteristic of soil that supports abundant plant life. In particular the term is used to describe agricultural and garden soil.