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  1. Drainage

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/drainage

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow ...   Water Control Structures   Read more Agricultural Best Management Practices   Soil compaction Soil ... drainage. Adding soil organic matter increases the soil’s water-holding capacity over time.  Organic Matter ...

  2. Soil Health Management Resources

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/soil-health-management-resources

    Below are free online resources on various soil health management topics.  Runoff and Erosion ... SHEET) Grassed Waterways  (FACT SHEET) Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality  (FACT ... Water Control Structures  (FACT SHEET) Avoiding Compaction  (FACT SHEET) Soil Structure Avoiding ...

  3. Soil Health Assessment

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment

    ’ ability to meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of vegetables or landscaping plants that are ... Although farmers have intuitively understood the importance of soil health for generations, recent ... efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present information on soil ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Dr. Jeffory Hattey

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/people/dr-jeffory-hattey

    Dr. Jeffory Hattey Professor of Soil Science 614-292-4328 hattey.3@osu.edu ...

  6. Updated Cover Crop Selector Tool Available from Midwest Cover Crops Council

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/updated-cover-crop-selector-tool-available-midwest-cover-crops-council

    universities, including Purdue, the province of Ontario and other agricultural stakeholders — is rolling out an ... funding from North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and Grain Farmers ...

  7. Fall Food Preservation Virtual Series

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/fall-food-preservation-virtual-series

    Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's ...

  8. Soil Type & History

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/soil-type-history

    the state. [View a larger map of Ohio's soil regions (Ohio Department of Agriculture).] Ohio has ... Survey. The US Department of Agriculture provides descriptions of specific soil series, including general ... The Ohio landscape includes a variety of soil types, natural history, and climatic factors which ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. "Retirement... Here I come"-a note from Jerry Iles

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/retirement-here-i-come-note-jerry-iles

    Retirement … Here I Come a note from Jerry Iles, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator ...

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