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  1. Using the Slake Test to Determine Soil Crusting

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    An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields.  All you need ... is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry clump of soil.  When you immerse the clump of ... soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist ...

  2. Using the Slake Test to Determine Soil Crusting

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/using-slake-test-determine-soil-crusting

    An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields.  All you need ... is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry clump of soil.  When you immerse the clump of ... soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist ...

  3. Making sense of Soil Health Testing: Ohio State’s path forward

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    do—from row crops to gardens, from rural fields to urban lots, from education to research. We are excited ... The topic of soil health has been receiving a great deal of attention lately and farmers are ... increasingly interested in understanding more about their soils. There are a number of labs that now offer some ...

  4. Avoiding Compaction

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    traveled are recommended. Driving on soil that is wetter than the plastic limit (soil crumbles, ideal for ...

  5. Publications

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    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 ...

  6. The Good, The Bad, & The Hungry

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    Bad, and The Hungry (Cont.) 1:30 Urban Coyotes 2:30 Questions and Wrap-up ...

  7. The Science of Soil Health

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    videos focusing on the science of soil health. In the fall of 2013 Buz made a cross-country trek to ... science of soil health. This is an introduction to the "The Science of Soil Health" video ... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4J8PxoprpGa3wFYSXFu-BW_mMatleIt0  Soil Health ...

  8. Soil Health Series- Episode 9 (Science of Soil Health- NRCS video series)

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-series-episode-9-science-soil-health-nrcs-video-series

    Vinayak Shedekar introduces "The Science of Soil Health"- a series of short videos ... understand the science of soil health. The entire series is available on YouTube as well as NRCS website. You ... can also find a link at www.soilhealth.osu.edu/video. Soil Health ...

  9. Soil Health Series- Episode 8 (Soil Compaction)

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-series-episode-8-soil-compaction

    Soil Health Series with Vinayak Shedekar features Randall Reeder, Faculty Emeritus at The Ohio ... State University. They discuss “Soil Compaction"- how it affects crop production and soil ... currently undertaken. Soil Health Videos ...

  10. The Language of Soil Health

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    by Wayne Honeycutt    President & CEO of the Soil Health Institute Agricultural practices that ... enhance soil health are as good for the farmer as they are for the environment. Proven benefits of healthy ... soil include boosting crop yields, enhancing water quality, increasing drought resilience, reducing ...

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