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  1. 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 ...

  2. Know Your Plant Requirements

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/know-your-plant-requirements

    your plant requirements and your soils’ ability to meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of ... To make the best decisions for planting and soil health management you should be knowledgeable about ... Team Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine   Tips for homeowners and gardening enthusiasts. Photos and ...

  3. Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations- Additional Resources

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3487

    Ward, and Raymond Weil. 2007. “Nutrient Stratification in No-till Soils.” Leading Edge, The Journal of ... No-Till Agriculture. go.osu.edu/stratification Soil Testing North Central Regional Committee on Soil ... E-2567.  agcrops.osu.edu/publications/tri-state-fertility-guide-corn-soybean-wheat-and-alfalfa Soil ...

  4. Soil Health Assessment

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

    should be knowledgeable about your plant requirements and your soils’ ability to meet those. Urban ... Although farmers have intuitively understood the importance of soil quality and health for ... generations, recent efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present ...

  5. Soil Health Assessment 1

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/node/137

    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 quality and health for ... generations, recent efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present ...

  6. Soil Sampling, Handling, and Testing

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3484

    The accuracy of a fertilizer recommendation depends on the quality of the soil sample collected ... and analyzed to produce a soil test value. Taking the time to collect a quality soil sample is the ... first and perhaps most important step in developing a sound nutrient management plan. A quality soil ...

  7. Phosphorus and Potassium

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3478

    on a build-up and maintenance approach. This framework strives to build soil test levels up to and ... three distinct recommendations based on soil test values: 1) build-up, 2) maintenance, and 3) drawdown. ... fertilizer to build soil test levels) if soils test below the critical level or are “deficient.” The ...

  8. Micronutrients

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3476

    Most soils in the tri-state region contain adequate quantities of micronutrients. This is particularly ... rarely been observed in this region of the United States. Some soils, however, may be deficient in B, Cu, ... Both soil testing and plant analysis are useful in diagnosing micronutrient deficiencies. Relative to ...

  9. Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3477

    but less likely to be added as fertilizer as N, P or K. Most soils in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio ... adequately supply these nutrients for plant growth. A standard soil test measures the relative availability ... of Ca and Mg in soils. There is no accurate soil test for S at this time. A plant analysis is the ...

  10. Nitrogen

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3482

    adds a new risk of not being able to apply N if soil conditions remain wet for too long. Growers need ... to balance these tradeoffs and adjust N management based on time, equipment constraints, soil ... type and timing of fertilizer applied. Anhydrous ammonia (AA) must be placed into the soil to capture ...

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