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  1. Fruit and Vegetable Crop Walk

    https://hardin.osu.edu/news/fruit-and-vegetable-crop-walk-0

    Hardin County – There is a segment of agriculture in southeastern Hardin County that specializes ... gardeners. OSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Jim Jasinski will provide information on ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Mitchell Roth

    https://plantpath.osu.edu/our-people/mitchell-roth

    molecular biology and fueled by a desire to have a positive impact on agriculture. Fun fact I was voted ... I had a strong interest in going into the agricultural biotech industry to work for a major company. ... Therefore, when I applied to and received the National Award for the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship, I was ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. M. Soledad Benitez Ponce

    https://plantpath.osu.edu/our-people/m-soledad-benitez-ponce

    agricultural management practices affect the structure and diversity of plant-associated and soil microbial ... communities explain positive effects of diverse crop rotations on corn and soybean performance. In press. Soil ... J, Koch A, Benítez MS. 2018. Characterization of tuber-blight suppressive soils from four provinces ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. General Plant Pathology Lab

    https://plantpath.osu.edu/courses/plntpth-3002

    test, fill out soil sample forms) Microscopes and Their Use in Diseases Diagnostics: Use hand lenses and ... stem rust of wheat and Cedar-apple rust Nematodes Extraction and observation of soil-borne plant ...

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