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  1. 2020 State MGV Program

    https://mastergardener.osu.edu/MGV_StateSessionLinks

    landscape and urban forest pests reported through Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL) Alerts posted in 2020 ... Burke, Ph.D., Vice President for Science and Conservation,  Holden Forests and Gardens What is good soil ... Horticulturist Best-selling author Brie Arthur has fine-tuned her signature gardening technique of foodscaping, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 2020 Spring Lunch & Learn and Happy Hour Webinar Series

    https://mastergardener.osu.edu/SpringWebinarSeries

    One's Really Work?- Eric Barrett June 4 Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for the Home Gardener ... Spring 2020 Lunch & Learn and Happy Hour Webinar Series for Master gardener volunteers Each ... Ohio Gardens- Pam Bennett April 8 If Only Trees Could Talk..This is What They'd Tell Us- Kelly ...

  9. More Soil Health Resources

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/resources

    crop management methods,research and resources. Urban Agriculture Concerns  Ohio State’s Damaged Soil ... urban soils that may have heavy metal contamination concerns.  Sustainable Production The  Carbon ... extension, and educational programs for agricultural management practices that sustain soil and water ...

  10. 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 ...

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