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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. Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3485

    effort by many committed agricultural professionals with the ultimate goal of providing objective and ... National Institute for Food and Agriculture, the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Michigan Wheat ... College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The ...

  8. Executive Summary

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/node/3486

    published in 1995 provide a solid framework for managing fertilizers and soil fertility. However, some ... changes have been made to the recommendations: Soil sampling remains a critical component of effective ... nutrient management. Soil sample in a consistent way every 3 to 4 years at no more than 25-acre samples. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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