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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. Michelle Perry

    https://miami.osu.edu/people/michelle-perry

    Program Assistant, Community Gardening perry.2484@osu.edu Community gardening Miami County ... Extension team and manage the community garden project, which has a mission that’s close to my heart. ... Gardening and serving my community are two of my biggest passions, and I’m fortunate that this role will ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. GROBucks: Herbs

    https://miami.osu.edu/events/grobucks-herbs

    garden.  Extension staff will highlight some common herbs you can grow in the garden, how to care for them, ...

  7. Shelby Larck

    https://miami.osu.edu/people/shelby-larck

    Ohio State University Extension as a Program Assistant working with the Agriculture and Natural ... graduate from the University of Tennessee. She earned her bachelor's degree in Agriculture Extension ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. Teaching Gardens @ Miami County Fairgrounds

    https://miami.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/teaching-gardens-miami-county-fairgrounds-0

    Check back for more information as it develops. ...

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