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  1. August 2021 DEI Spotlight

    https://cfaesdei.osu.edu/news/august-2021-dei-spotlight

    Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL). Facilitating national conversations, alongside CFAES faculty and DEI ... your career path lead to this type of advocacy work?    My career path has allowed me the privilege to engage ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Karima Samadi

    https://equityandinclusion.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/dei-faculty-and-staff-spotlight-karima-samadi

    Agriculture Knowledge Integration Specialist at CFAES' Knowledge Exchange. Karima delivers the broader ... connected to colleagues through the CFAES DEI Book Club. ·How did your career path lead to this type of ... provided experiences in childhood obesity prevention, food and agriculture education, and nutrition ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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. ...

  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. Past Programs

    https://equityandinclusion.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/webinars-and-other-events/cfaes-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-webinars/past-programs

    natural sources of diversity. This paradigm shift is necessary to lead to the destigmatization of ... Study of Race and Ethnicity and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for the ... of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Stand Up, Speak Out! How to Interrupt Bias by Being ...

  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. Inclusive Excellence in Hiring

    https://equityandinclusion.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/webinars-and-other-events/inclusive-excellence-hiring

    underrepresented minority applicants will be addressed. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ...

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