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  1. State Fair Natural Resources Judging Resources

    https://lucas.osu.edu/node/2182

    Adventures 3 Canning & Freezing How Does Your Garden Grow? Edible Landscapes Grow Your Own Vegetables ...

  2. Summer Produce- Enjoy Fresh and Preserve for the Year

    https://lucas.osu.edu/news/summer-produce-enjoy-fresh-and-preserve-year

    It is the time of year when farm stands and vegetable gardens are full of the summer harvest. How ... times of the year. We invite you to read Using a Community Supported Agriculture Share to Plan Family ...

  3. Erosion Control

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

    Overview The top 6-8" of soil (or topsoil) is uniquely able to support plant and microbial ... soils and water quality. Key Strategies  Minimal disturbance – Using fewer tillage events, or at least ... lighter ones, will keep soil aggregates intact to slow the breakdown of organic matter and help prevent ...

  4. 2021 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop WEBINAR

    https://pested.osu.edu/events/2021-urban-landscape-pest-management-workshop-webinar

    Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop Commercial Pesticide Recertification Sponsored by: Ohio ... State University Extension and Ohio Department of Agriculture September 9, 2021   Online Webinar ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Jessica Burns, MPHM

    https://pested.osu.edu/people/jessica-burns-mphm

    has worked with many aspects of agriculture including vegetable production, plant disease monitoring, ...

  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. Drainage

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

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

  9. Soil Organic Matter

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

    Overview 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 improved biodiversity; ...

  10. Biological Activity

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

    Overview 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 Recycling For increased ...

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