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  1. The Effects of Soil Conservation Practices on Selected Soil Health Indicators

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/effects-soil-conservation-practices-selected-soil-health-indicators

    soil indicators may lead to false conclusions. Multi-seasonal, multi-year and replicated measurements ... A 2-year project in Northwest Ohio measured the impact that soil conservation practices have on ... selected soil health indicators and the subsequent corn yield in cover cropped hay, wheat and corn cropping ...

  2. Using the Slake Test to Determine Soil Crusting

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/menu-position/5/using-slake-test-determine-soil-crusting

    An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields.  All you need ... is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry clump of soil.  When you immerse the clump of ... soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist ...

  3. Using the Slake Test to Determine Soil Crusting

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/using-slake-test-determine-soil-crusting

    An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields.  All you need ... is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry clump of soil.  When you immerse the clump of ... soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist ...

  4. Making sense of Soil Health Testing: Ohio State’s path forward

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/making-sense-soil-health-testing-ohio-state%E2%80%99s-path-forward

    do—from row crops to gardens, from rural fields to urban lots, from education to research. We are excited ... The topic of soil health has been receiving a great deal of attention lately and farmers are ... increasingly interested in understanding more about their soils. There are a number of labs that now offer some ...

  5. Avoiding Compaction

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/node/106

    traveled are recommended. Driving on soil that is wetter than the plastic limit (soil crumbles, ideal for ...

  6. Publications

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    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. Dr. Gary Pierzynski

    https://oardc.osu.edu/people/dr-gary-pierzynski

    Dr. Gary Pierzynski Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education 106 Agricultural ...

  8. The Language of Soil Health

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/language-soil-health

    by Wayne Honeycutt    President & CEO of the Soil Health Institute Agricultural practices that ... enhance soil health are as good for the farmer as they are for the environment. Proven benefits of healthy ... soil include boosting crop yields, enhancing water quality, increasing drought resilience, reducing ...

  9. Soil Health Series- Episode 8 (Soil Compaction)

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-series-episode-8-soil-compaction

    Soil Health Series with Vinayak Shedekar features Randall Reeder, Faculty Emeritus at The Ohio ... State University. They discuss “Soil Compaction"- how it affects crop production and soil ... currently undertaken. Soil Health Videos ...

  10. Soil Health Series- Episode 5 (Cover Crops Part-2)

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-series-episode-5-cover-crops-part-2

    On our Aug 10, 2017 Soil Health Series,  Jim Hoorman  (Regional soil health specialist with the ... Northeast Region NRCS-Soil Health Division, Ohio and Michigan.) was the featured guest with hosts Wayne ...

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