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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 Congressional Assistants Tour

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/events/2021-congressional-assistants-tour

    Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and the key impact this work has on the state and local economy, food ... in critical infrastructure for food and agricultural research. ...

  3. Grand Opening- Farm Science Review 2021

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/events/grand-opening-farm-science-review-2021

    Join Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and CFAES Dean, and special ...

  4. Jill Hampshire

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

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

  5. News and Events

    https://governmentaffairs.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/email/news-and-events

    Heading:  CFAES dean appointed to Council for Agricultural Science and Technology board of ... cutting-edge teaching, research, and outreach occurring in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental ... Agricultural Administration and CFAES Dean, and special guests at the Grand Opening Event Farm Science Review ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. Student Stories

    https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/node/4504

    European Equestrian Studies Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning  England/Scotland: Agricultural and ...

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