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  1. Do you have questions about cover crops on Prevented Planting acres? 

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/do-you-have-questions-about-cover-crops-prevented-planting-acres%C2%A0

    address why cover crops should be planted to help bring up nutrients from deep in the soil to replace ... Representative from USDA-NRCS: Jim Hoorman, soil health. The focus of the meeting will be on cover crop options: ... help lead this so everyone gets their questions and issues brought up.  We expect to have a lot of ...

  2. Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/events/cover-crops-prevented-planting-acres

    OSU Extension, Paulding County Soil Health benefits: Jim Hoorman, USDA-NRCS CCA credits: Crop ...

  3. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grants/Cooperative Agreements

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/news/great-lakes-restoration-initiative-glri-grantscooperative-agreements

    $14 million for about 30 projects in 5 categories addressing agricultural and non-agricultural ...

  4. Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/can-soil-microbes-slow-climate-change

    He reocmmends that "to tip the soil’s fungal-to-bacterial ratio strongly toward the ... fungi". "As the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing ... carbon and other nutrients and that the soil therefore releases less CO 2 to the atmosphere." In ...

  5. Making research available to build healthy soils

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/making-research-available-build-healthy-soils

    producers, youth in agriculture, and urban gardeners are unaware of the importance of soil health and how to ... a healthy and productive soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. However, a majority of ... low-input), landowners, 4-H youth, urban gardeners (youth and adults), Master Gardener Volunteers, crop ...

  6. Soil Health- Human Health Conference 2018

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-human-health-conference-2018

    By Vinayak Shedekar The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was ...

  7. Soil Health- Human Health Conference 2018

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-human-health-conference-2018

    The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was organized Oct. 16-17, ... 2018 at Silver Spring, Maryland. Here is a series of videos from the conference.    Soil Health Videos ...

  8. SOIL AGGREGATE STABILITY – A SOIL HEALTH PHYSICAL INDICATOR

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-aggregate-stability-%E2%80%93-soil-health-physical-indicator

    By: Alan Sundermeier and Vinayak Shedekar     A suite of soil health measurements are becoming ... available which are not part of the traditional soil tests. Soil aggregate stability is an important ... physical indicator of soil health, which protects organic matter accumulation, improves soil porosity, ...

  9. Arsenic

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1507

    GENERAL INFORMATION Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and may enter the air, water, ... water. Most of the arsenic in water will ultimately end up in soil or sediment. HEALTH EFFECTS Drinking ...

  10. Active carbon and respiration tests can be used to assess soil organic matter dynamics

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/active-carbon-and-respiration-tests-can-be-used-assess-soil-organic-matter-dynamics

    soil tests are correlated but differentially affected by agricultural management practices. Active ... relationship between two rapid and affordable soils tests that measure the soil active organic matter ... – a fraction of soil organic matter that has a shorter turnover time and the main driver of soil biological ...

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