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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Archived 2019 & 2018 Coshocton County Agriculture & Natural Resource Newsletters

    https://coshocton.osu.edu/node/2722

    Gardener Training Class Upcoming Programs November 20, 2019 Issue: Farm Tax Update- Dec 2 Winter Ag Law ... Update- Dec 9 December 10 Farmers Breakfast Tick Research in Coshocton County Master Gardeners Win State ... Awards Master Gardeners Hold Recognition Dinner Join The “Get Your Elves in a Row” Email Wellness ...

  5. Brood X News & Media Featuring OSU Entomology

    https://entomology.osu.edu/news/brood-x-news-media-featuring-osu-entomology

    at soil conditions before Brood X cicadas surface.  Beth Burger  - Featuring Dave Shetlar, May ... 10, 2021:  https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/2021/05/10/bug-doc-dave-hunts-soil ...

  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. Research

    https://entomology.osu.edu/research

    urban agriculture to provide a wide range of ecosystem services are realistic, whether certain soil ... Extension and agricultural industry, we researched the distribution of the invasive Asiatic garden beetle ... that certain heavy metals in urban ecosystems (cadmium, chromium, arsenic, and lead) caused ...

  8. Archived 2020 Coshocton County Agriculture & Natural Resource Newsletters

    https://coshocton.osu.edu/node/2721

    Publication Released Ohio Ag Law Blog--A look back: agricultural law in 2019 Master Gardener Training Class ... December 30, 2020 Issue: Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for the 2021 Crop Year ... Happens During Hay Storage Lamb & Goat Webinars Ohio Legislation Updates Laws for Agricultural ...

  9. Greenhouse Plant Health and Pest Management

    https://entomology.osu.edu/courses/entmlgy-5610

    production of plants and other commodities in controlled environments, including greenhouses, urban vertical ... agriculture, high tunnels, hydroponic systems, and interiorscapes. Prereq: Sr standing or above. Graduate ...

  10. 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 ...

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