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  1. Applications for The Market Gardener Training Program are open!

    https://cuyahoga.osu.edu/news/applications-market-gardener-training-program-are-open

    a training program offered by Ohio State University Extension’s Urban Agriculture Program in Cuyahoga ... County.  This ten-week program provides a foundation for urban agriculture and small business development ... Agriculture                  Soils/Nutrients                  Crop Selection                  Food Safety ...

  2. Soil Health Management Resources

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/soil-health-management-resources

    Lime or Gypsum  (FACT SHEET) Soil Diseases and Contamination Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for ... Below are free online resources on various soil health management topics.  Runoff and Erosion ... SHEET) Grassed Waterways  (FACT SHEET) Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality  (FACT ...

  3. Drainage

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/drainage

      Water Control Structures   Read more Agricultural Best Management Practices   Soil compaction Soil ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow ... drainage. Adding soil organic matter increases the soil’s water-holding capacity over time.  Organic Matter ...

  4. Soil Health Management

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management

    Think about additional equipment, risk, or testing expenses; and realize that many soil improvements ... Set Reasonable Soil Health Goals The first step to soil health management is assessing your ... current soil health and identifying what properties need to be maintained or improved. Then set up soil ...

  5. Soil Health Assessment

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment

    ’ ability to meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of vegetables or landscaping plants that are ... Although farmers have intuitively understood the importance of soil health for generations, recent ... efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present information on soil ...

  6. Updated Cover Crop Selector Tool Available from Midwest Cover Crops Council

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/updated-cover-crop-selector-tool-available-midwest-cover-crops-council

    universities, including Purdue, the province of Ontario and other agricultural stakeholders — is rolling out an ... funding from North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and Grain Farmers ...

  7. Summer Sprout

    https://cuyahoga.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/community-gardening/community-gardening-program-0

    The Summer Sprout Community Garden program can help! Gardens enrolled in Summer Sprout are ... eligible for soil testing, soil amendments, tilling services, plants, seeds, materials for raised beds (if ... eligible), technical assistance and education. Existing community gardens interested in expanding may also be ...

  8. Commercial Soil Testing

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/commercial-soil-testing

    https://dirt.osu.edu/urban-agriculture-outreach/soil-heavy-metal-testing/sampling-instructions Soluble Salts Soluble salts commonly found in soils include calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, ... https://soilhealth.osu.edu/sites/soilhealth/files/imce/WhitePapers/Soil%20Aggregate%20Stability.pdf Soil Sampling for Contaminant Testing (for homeowners) Ohio State's Damaged Soil ... When to Collect Soil Samples We recommend conducting a commercial soil test for any new field or ...

  9. Student Research at Chadwick Arboretum

    https://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/news/student-research-chadwick-arboretum

    Allison Swanka’s Honors Thesis “Soil Health and Ecosystem Services in OSU Chadwick Arboretum” is ... a valuable research project that examines soil health and ecosystem services in Chadwick Arboretum & ... Learning Gardens. Thank you for your important research Allison!  Click Here to Read Allison's Final ...

  10. Soil Type & History

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/soil-type-history

    the state. [View a larger map of Ohio's soil regions (Ohio Department of Agriculture).] Ohio has ... Survey. The US Department of Agriculture provides descriptions of specific soil series, including general ... The Ohio landscape includes a variety of soil types, natural history, and climatic factors which ...

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