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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 June

    https://extension.osu.edu/extension-publishing/activity/2021-6-june

    of Soil Bacteria Cottony Maple Scale and Its Management * Measuring Standing Trees Viral Diseases of ... Fungal-like Diseases of Plants Community Assessment Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling Growing ... Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden *     * These fact sheets are new (or at least new from last month) in ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 2021 May

    https://extension.osu.edu/extension-publishing/activity/2021-5-may

    Standing Trees Mystery Bugs and Bites Role of Soil Bacteria How Much Chemical Product Do I Need to Add to ... Bush Honeysuckle * Nematode Diseases of Plants Viral Diseases of Plants Understanding Soil Microbes and ... Nutrient Recycling Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden Community Assessment Food Preservation: Freezing ...

  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. Growing Together: A Guidebook for Teaching Garden-Based Science to Kids

    https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/growing-together-a-guidebook-for-teaching-garden-based-science-to-kids/

    Growing Together: A Guidebook for Teaching Garden-Based Science to Kids This guidebook is designed ... for teaching garden-based science to kids. 4-H and master gardener volunteers, parents, and teachers ... Examples of subjects included in the ten units are pollination, soils, insects, trees, and decomposition. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ohio Agronomy Guide (PDF)

    https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/ohio-agronomy-guide-pdf/

    manual is information on Ohio's climate and soil, soil and water management, soil fertility, and ... "Precision Agriculture" (Chapter 12). https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/ohio-agronomy-guide-pdf/ 1626932145 ...

  10. Ohio Agronomy Guide, 15th Edition

    https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/ohio-agronomy-guide-15th-edition/

    Described in this manual is information on Ohio's climate and soil, soil and water management, soil ... and "Precision Agriculture" (Chapter 12). ...

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