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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. Dig In! Training Program Class Resources 2021

    https://cuyahoga.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/market-gardening-and-urban-farming/dig-program/dig

    Urban_gardening soil fact sheet Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens ... Ohioline Site Assessment Checklist Class 3: Soil Basics Tuesday Class Recording Class 4:  Vegetable Garden ... Basics Intensive Spacing for Raised Beds Tips for Planting Your Vegetable Garden Vegetable Gardening 101 ...

  3. Jill Hampshire

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/people/jill-hampshire

    Jill Hampshire Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment 100B Agricultural ...

  4. New Summer Sprout Community Garden Application is Available

    https://cuyahoga.osu.edu/news/new-summer-sprout-community-garden-application-available

    Cleveland's community gardening program, Summer Sprout, is accepting applications for year ... Application 2022 Garden Leader Agreement 2022 Waiver If you are hoping to use land bank land, there is ...

  5. Applications for Master Gardener Basic Training are Open!

    https://cuyahoga.osu.edu/news/applications-master-gardener-basic-training-are-open

    The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer educational program ... year, and a payment plan is available to anyone) Master Gardener Basic Training Information 2021 Master ... Gardener Reference Form Master Gardener Volunteer Application (PDF) for mail  Apply Online Here   ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    Mr. Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio ... Extension Heat stress can lead to major challenges for lactating cows during peak milk production and dry ... a milk production loss of 2.5 lb/cow/day, while the upper end of mild to moderate heat stress leads to ...

  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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