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  1. Soil Organic Matter

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

    to soil health. 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 ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits ...

  2. Water Holding Capacity

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/water-holding-capacity

    be a problem, leading to standing water, erosion, and nutrient loss. A soil with a low water holding ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Water holding capacity is the amount of water a soil can hold for ... capacity will have a narrow window between too much and not enough moisture. Both conditions lead to poor ...

  3. Drainage

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow ... Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water ... structure. Soil compaction Working your soils while wet can lead to soil compaction, which will intensify ...

  4. Turning a weed into a profit-yielding crop

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/turning-weed-profit-yielding-crop

    Alayna DeMartini COLUMBUS, Ohio—People who garden may know about pennycress.  It’s also called ... Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) just began ... protect their fields from erosion in fall and winter. And it could lead to extra money in spring when ...

  5. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/resources/publications

    Factsheets Soil Quality Test Kit Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality Using Cover ... Crops to Convert to No-Till Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling The Biology of Soil ... Compaction Soil Terminology and Definitions Soil Carbon Sequestration Oilseed Radish Cover Crop Sustainable ...

  6. Biological Activity

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT 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 ...

  7. Soil Health Management Resources

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

    Below are free online resources on various soil health management topics.  Runoff and Erosion ... SHEET) Grassed Waterways  (FACT SHEET) Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality  (FACT ... Water Control Structures  (FACT SHEET) Avoiding Compaction  (FACT SHEET) Soil Structure Avoiding ...

  8. Chow Line: Holidays and diabetes management

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-holidays-and-diabetes-management

    Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and ... Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio ... Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line writer Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane ...

  9. CFAES dean reappointed to Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/cfaes-dean-reappointed-ohio-livestock-care-standards-board

    penalties. Leading the board is Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Members ... of agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ... “Within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, we take our land-grant mission ...

  10. ARC and PLC Statewide Webinar

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/arc-and-plc-statewide-webinar

    The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) ...

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