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  1. What's the Deal with Composting? Here's the Breakdown

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/whats-deal-composting-heres-breakdown

    The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (S.A.R.E.) publication “Building Soils for Better ... and then it turns to soil, right? Wrong! This synopsis of composting just barely scrapes the surface ... of people began to transition from “hunters and gatherers” to agriculturally based societies. During ...

  2. Drainage

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    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow ...   Water Control Structures   Read more Agricultural Best Management Practices   Soil compaction Soil ... drainage. Adding soil organic matter increases the soil’s water-holding capacity over time.  Organic Matter ...

  3. Do's and Dont's for Getting Your Yard and Garden Ready for Winter

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    branches. You may also find interest in working the soil in your flower beds and gardens before the ground ... outside. For those who spent a lot of time working around the yard and garden this summer, and many maybe ... excess soil. Spread the bulbs/corms out on some newspaper in a well-ventilated area for a week or so to ...

  4. CD Wire- November 30, 2020

    https://comdev.osu.edu/cd-wire/2020-11-30

    focused on urban community gardeners (JOE article). A 2012 study examined the behaviors of households ... aquaculture Extension educator, Nicole will serve as the program’s aquaculture lead, connecting researchers, ... a teaching and research position at Texas A&M in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, where he ...

  5. Grazing Crop Residue

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    field is a more readily available form of nutrients for next year’s crop. While healthy soil contains ... residue will help to protect the soil over the winter until crops are established next spring. Thinking ... the safest option that promotes the best return to soil health, weed control, and field readiness in ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Field Management Post Harvest… What Now?

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    residue, in the spring while planting include attaining good seed-soil contact or disease issues due to ... as inoculum for diseases and slow soils from warming up and drying out in the spring. Sanitation of ... hand, it can act as a mulch that lessens the impact of rain falling on the soil, lessen the amount of ...

  8. CD Wire- November 16, 2020

    https://comdev.osu.edu/cd-wire/2020-11-16

    than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, ... for speaker information. Learn more about balanced land use – making connections across agriculture ... , economic development, open space, housing, and urban development. This is your opportunity to hear ...

  9. Soil Health Assessment

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    ’ ability to meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of vegetables or landscaping plants that are ... Although farmers have intuitively understood the importance of soil health for generations, recent ... efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present information on soil ...

  10. 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 ...

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