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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. 2021 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop WEBINAR

    https://pested.osu.edu/events/2021-urban-landscape-pest-management-workshop-webinar

    Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop Commercial Pesticide Recertification Sponsored by: Ohio ... State University Extension and Ohio Department of Agriculture September 9, 2021   Online Webinar ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Jessica Burns, MPHM

    https://pested.osu.edu/people/jessica-burns-mphm

    has worked with many aspects of agriculture including vegetable production, plant disease monitoring, ...

  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. Wood Destroying Insect Inspection- Online Webinar- July 28

    https://pested.osu.edu/events/wood-destroying-insect-inspection-online-webinar-july-28

    Safety Education Program, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture ...

  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. Online Recertification

    https://pested.osu.edu/OnlineRecert

    Recertification $15 per credit hour CLOSED   Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification- $15 (Course content is the ...

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