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  1. Soil Organic Matter

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

    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; enhances ... Overview Increased soil organic matter provides numerous related benefits to soil health. enhances ...

  2. Soil Health 2023 Webinar Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-2023-webinar-series

    The Agronomic Crops Team Soil Health Webinar Series returns this winter. You won’t want to miss ... out on this year’s line-up of farmers and academic experts covering a wide range of soil health ... Soil Health   Dr. Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University  February 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. Know Your ...

  3. Baseline Assessment of Soil Health in Ohio now available

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/baseline-assessment-soil-health-ohio-now-available

    As our understanding of soil health advances, farmers are increasingly interested in assessing and ... improving soils on their farms. Several commercial labs now offer soil health analyses but generating values ... soil health value is essential for understanding these tests and inferring soil function. A common ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Making research available to build healthy soils

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/making-research-available-build-healthy-soils

    producers, youth in agriculture, and urban gardeners are unaware of the importance of soil health and how to ... a healthy and productive soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. However, a majority of ... low-input), landowners, 4-H youth, urban gardeners (youth and adults), Master Gardener Volunteers, crop ...

  6. OSU Extension Soil Health Tour 2022

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/osu-extension-soil-health-tour-2022

    The 2022 OSU Extension Soil Health Tour includes 18 in-person tour stops and 6 virtual tour stops. ... event will offer 1.0 CEUs for Soil and Water Management. And save the date for our Soil Health winter ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 2022 Soil Health Webinar Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/2022-soil-health-webinar-series

    8 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month for Ohio State Extension’s 2022 Soil Health Webinar series. ... series, farmers, industry, and academic experts will weigh in on practical steps to improve soil health ... sessions only). Soil Health Webinar Series 2022 Thursday, January 6th, 8-9 am What’s Your Soil Health ...

  9. New Factsheet on Soil Health Testing

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/new-factsheet-soil-health-testing

    Choosing a Laboratory for Nutrient and Soil Health Testing, Ohioline Factsheet ANR-0107 is now ... Ohio-based and nearby soil testing faciltities with contact information, standard test package components, ...

  10. Urban Agriculture & Community Garden Summit

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/events/urban-agriculture-community-garden-summit

    Summit focusing on urban agriculture including:  4 season gardening, Aquaponics, Plant Pathology, ... Soil Building, Crop Selection Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH click here for registration ...

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