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  1. 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 ...

  2. Alternative Vegetative Cover Strategies can benefit both Landowners and Solar Developers

    https://comdev.osu.edu/news/alternative-vegetative-cover-strategies-can-benefit-both-landowners-and-solar-developers

    Authors are: Christine Gelley, educator, agriculture and natural resources, OSU Extension-Noble County ... James Morris, educator, agriculture and natural resources/community development, OSU Extension-Brown ... agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, and 4-H youth ...

  3. CD Wire- July 12, 2021

    https://comdev.osu.edu/cd-wire/2021-07-12

    workshop participants less than five minutes to complete: Selected Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), ... Cooperative Extension including the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force and the National Urban Extension Leaders ... Extension Community Development, 3 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. CD Wire- June 14, 2021

    https://comdev.osu.edu/cd-wire/2021-06-14

    participants less than five minutes to complete: Selected Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), Community ... Initiatives and Urban Engagement 25N Ag Admin Building 2120 Fyffe Road Columbus, OH 43210 fox.264@osu.edu ... Region Director and leader for urban engagement.  Currently, I’m an Associate Professor – still leading ...

  7. Your first Email Builder Email

    https://comdev.osu.edu/email/your-first-email-builder-email

    delete this. Gray bar, white mastheadCollege of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental SciencesCFAESYes364 ... Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences ...

  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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