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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Agricultural and Horticultural Field Crop Webinar

    https://pested.osu.edu/events/agricultural-and-horticultural-field-crop-webinar

    LIVE COMMERCIAL RECERTIFICATION ONLINE WEBINARS Agricultural and Horticultural Field Crop February ... 23, 2021 Categories Offered: Core 2a- Agronomic Pest 2b- Horticultural Pest 2c- Agricultural Weed 2d- ...

  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. Online Recertification for Commercial Pesticide Applicators

    https://pested.osu.edu/OnlineRecertCommercial

    *Categories 2f- soil fumigation, 3b- boat antifoulant, 3c- sewer root control do not have category-specific ...

  10. 2021 Commercial Recertification

    https://pested.osu.edu/recert2021

    online recert! February 23, 2021 Agricultural and Horticultural Field Crop Categories Offered: Core 2a- ... Agronomic Pest 2b- Horticultural Pest 2c- Agricultural Weed 2d- Seed Treatment 10c- Fumigation Still need ... → 1 hour of core (at least) → Full day only   March 25, 2021 Agriculture Fertilizer Recertification During ...

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