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  1. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

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

    Reports Baseline Assessment of Soil Health in Ohio (2022) Factsheets Choosing a Laboratory for ... Nutrient and Soil Health Testing 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 ...

  2. Tools and Software

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/resources/tools-and-software

    Ohio Soil Health Card This tool can help to track several observable soil health characteristics ... such as structure, drainage, and plant vigor, as well as laboratory soil test results. The Soil Health ... Card provides guidance about how and when to assess each characteristic.  4-H Soil Health Challenge ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 4-H Youth

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/4-HYouth

      OSU- 4-H Soils Challenge from Halfletter on Vimeo.     ...

  5. Soil Health Assessment 1

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/node/137

    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 quality and health for ... generations, recent efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Soil Health Winter Seminar Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-winter-seminar-series

    improve soil health and measure impact on crop yield and farm profitability. Thursdays, January 14 – March ... https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/webinar-recordings/dirt-soil-health-investing-below-surface-0 January 14 – Does Soil Health Pay? Soil Health and Your Farm, Farmer Panel, Nathan Brown, Matt ... Falb, and Les Seiler 0.5 NM CCA CEUs January 21-  What Can Soil Health Tests Tell You? Steve Culman 0.5 ...

  8. 2020 Soil Health Survey Across Ohio Farms 

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/farm-research/2020-soil-health-survey-across-ohio-farms%C2%A0

    As part of the 2020 eFields on-farm research project, soil health values and management data were ... collected from multiple trials and research activities. We looked at the data to better understand how soil ... health values are influenced by... soil type and CEC sampling depth past management practices such as ...

  9. Study Looks at Soil Health Perceptions in the Agricultural Community

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/study-looks-soil-health-perceptions-agricultural-community-0

    took a closer look at how the agricultural community perceives and accesses soil health. Results of the ... How do you define "soil health"? How does that compare to the ways others might define ... study are available at   Soil Health Nexus,  a university-led team dedicated to increasing access to ...

  10. Home

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    which are interrelated and equally important. Feeding the soil, not the plant. Sustainable agricultural ... Soil Health is… Holistic.  S oil health considers chemical, physical, and biological properties, ... practices harness biological processes to maintain and improve soil health for multiple seasons. Good ...

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