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  1. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/resources/publications

    Factsheets Soil Quality Test Kit Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality Using Cover ... Crops to Convert to No-Till Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling The Biology of Soil ... Compaction Soil Terminology and Definitions Soil Carbon Sequestration Oilseed Radish Cover Crop Sustainable ...

  2. Soil Organic Matter

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits ... to soil health. enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress ... during both dry and wet periods; provides better conditions and a food source for soil biota, leading to ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Biological Activity

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Biologial activity in your soil helps to add organic matter, cycle ... nutrients, and create biodiversity. A biologically active soil supports natural soil food webs and the ... interactions that support a resilient and healthy soil. Read more:  Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient ...

  5. Water Holding Capacity

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/water-holding-capacity

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Water holding capacity is the amount of water a soil can hold for ... be a problem, leading to standing water, erosion, and nutrient loss. A soil with a low water holding ... plant growth. Organic Matter Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to ...

  6. Drainage

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow ... Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water ... rotation.  Add a sod crop to your rotation.  Reduce tillage to provide less disturbance to soil biota and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Soil Health Assessment

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

    meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of vegetables or landscaping plants that are able to ... 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 ...

  9. Live Online Recertification

    https://pested.osu.edu/LiveOnlineRecert

    Department of Agriculture for the 2021 recertification year. Listed below are instructions, supporting ...

  10. Thank you, Pat Brundige!

    https://ohio4h.org/newsletter/ohio-4-h-highlights/november-2020/thank-you-pat-brundige

    Congratulations to Pat Brundige, whose impactful donations to the College of Food, Agricultural ... Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Waterman is the university’s hub ... for teaching, research, and community engagement around food, health, agricultural production, and ...

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