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  1. What's the Deal with Composting? Here's the Breakdown

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/whats-deal-composting-heres-breakdown

    The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (S.A.R.E.) publication “Building Soils for Better ... and then it turns to soil, right? Wrong! This synopsis of composting just barely scrapes the surface ... of people began to transition from “hunters and gatherers” to agriculturally based societies. During ...

  2. Do's and Dont's for Getting Your Yard and Garden Ready for Winter

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    branches. You may also find interest in working the soil in your flower beds and gardens before the ground ... outside. For those who spent a lot of time working around the yard and garden this summer, and many maybe ... excess soil. Spread the bulbs/corms out on some newspaper in a well-ventilated area for a week or so to ...

  3. Soil Health Management

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    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 ...

  4. Soil Health Management Resources

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    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 ...

  5. Drainage

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      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 ...

  6. Freezing and Canning of Venison

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    before freezing. Freezing venison in vacuum-sealed packaging increases the risk of  C. botulinum  growth ...

  7. Soil Health Assessment

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    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 ...

  8. Field Management Post Harvest… What Now?

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    at soil health and soil management. Conversely, the risk for insects to over winter and for diseases ... residue, in the spring while planting include attaining good seed-soil contact or disease issues due to ... as inoculum for diseases and slow soils from warming up and drying out in the spring. Sanitation of ...

  9. Live Online Recertification

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

  10. Grazing Crop Residue

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    field is a more readily available form of nutrients for next year’s crop. While healthy soil contains ... residue will help to protect the soil over the winter until crops are established next spring. Thinking ... the safest option that promotes the best return to soil health, weed control, and field readiness in ...

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