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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 ... life. But topsoil can be depleted by wind or water erosion and poor management, leading to lower ... soils and water quality. Key Strategies  Minimal disturbance – Using fewer tillage events, or at least ...

  2. Jill Hampshire

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/people/jill-hampshire

    Jill Hampshire Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment 100B Agricultural ...

  3. 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 ... biota and structure. Avoid Soil compaction Working your soils while wet can lead to soil compaction, ...

  4. Soil Organic Matter

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/soil-organic-matter

    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; ... Overview Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits to soil health. ...

  5. 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, ... When to Collect Soil Samples We recommend conducting a commercial soil test for any new field or ... site and every 3-4 years for existing sites. A standard soil test will provide information on your soil ...

  6. Student Stories

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/node/4504

    European Equestrian Studies Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning  England/Scotland: Agricultural and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Elizabeth Shuman

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/people/elizabeth-shuman

    education abroad programs in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Provides support ... for my self-confidence. This experience stayed with me, leading me to spend a year teaching English in ...

  9. Autumn 2021 Mid-West Campus CFAES Instructional, Meeting, and General Assignment Spaces

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/node/4777

    College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. General Assignment (in light red on the table)- ... Capacity Unit Controlled Space Agricultural Administration AA0005 CFAES Computer Lab 40   AA0108* General ... Assignment Classroom 49   AA0247* General Assignment Classroom 30     Agricultural Engineering Building ...

  10. Soil Health Management

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management

    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 ... budget.  Achievable: Not everything can be changed. Soil texture and bedrock properties are difficult to ...

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