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  1. Soil Organic Matter

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/soil-organic-matter

    to soil health. 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 ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits ...

  2. Water Holding Capacity

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/water-holding-capacity

    be a problem, leading to standing water, erosion, and nutrient loss. A soil with a low water holding ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Water holding capacity is the amount of water a soil can hold for ... capacity will have a narrow window between too much and not enough moisture. Both conditions lead to poor ...

  3. Lunch & Learn and Happy Hour Webinar Series

    https://mastergardener.osu.edu/lnlhh

    leading the Wake County Extension Master Gardener Therapeutic Horticulture Program since 2015.  She is ... Program (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) in Ohio. Hogan’s work focuses on urban ... agriculture and urban food system development and small farm issues such as alternative agriculture, direct ...

  4. 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 ... Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water ... structure. Soil compaction Working your soils while wet can lead to soil compaction, which will intensify ...

  5. Fall 20/Winter 21 Lunch & Learn and Happy Hour Webinar Series

    https://mastergardener.osu.edu/FallSessions

    County NC since 2014.  She has had the honor of leading the Wake County Extension Master Gardener ... Agriculture Research and Education) in Ohio. Hogan’s work focuses on urban agriculture and urban food system ... home gardeners in southwest Missouri.  Areas of concentration include vegetable production, soil ...

  6. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/resources/publications

    Factsheets Soil Quality Test Kit Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality Using Cover ... Crops to Convert to No-Till Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling The Biology of Soil ... Compaction Soil Terminology and Definitions Soil Carbon Sequestration Oilseed Radish Cover Crop Sustainable ...

  7. Biological Activity

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/biological-activity

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Calendar View: Happy Hour & Lunch and Learn

    https://mastergardener.osu.edu/CalendarView_LNLHH

    LUNCH & LEARN AND HAPPY HOUR WEBINAR SERIES FOR MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS:  ... 16 17 18 19 20       12- 1 PM Keeping Tick Safe in the Garden Tim McDermott Register Here     21 22 ...

  10. Soil Health Assessment

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

    meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of vegetables or landscaping plants that are able to ... 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 ...

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