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  1. Les Ober

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/people/les-ober

    Les Ober Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources Geauga County Extension, 14269 Claridon-Troy ...

  2. Active carbon and respiration tests can be used to assess soil organic matter dynamics

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/active-carbon-and-respiration-tests-can-be-used-assess-soil-organic-matter-dynamics

    soil tests are correlated but differentially affected by agricultural management practices. Active ... relationship between two rapid and affordable soils tests that measure the soil active organic matter ... – a fraction of soil organic matter that has a shorter turnover time and the main driver of soil biological ...

  3. 2019 Challenges Linger

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    prepared to unload before spring temperatures rise.   Also, fall tillage was not done due to wet soil ... farmers took advantage of cost sharing government programs and planted cover crops on the idle soil ... Prevent plant with bare soil. This is the most challenging scenario for 2020.  Since nature strives to ...

  4. Avoiding Compaction

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    induced by agricultural machinery often affects soil properties and crop production. Axle load is the ... Heavy farm machinery compacts the soil, both on tilled ground and no-tilled ground. Compaction ... first factor that has to be considered in soil compaction, according to Randall Reeder, Ohio State ...

  5. Soil Health- Human Health Conference 2018

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-human-health-conference-2018

    The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was organized Oct. 16-17, ... https://soilhealthinstitute.org/humanhealthconference/   Soil Health Videos ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. James Hoorman

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/people/james-hoorman

    James Hoorman NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist 7868 Co. Rd. 140, Suite F, Findlau, OH 45840 ...

  8. Dr. Rafiq Islam

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/people/dr-rafiq-islam

    Dr. Rafiq Islam Research Scientist Soil, Water and BioEnergy 1864 Shyville Rd Piketon, OH 45661 ...

  9. Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/can-soil-microbes-slow-climate-change

    He reocmmends that "to tip the soil’s fungal-to-bacterial ratio strongly toward the ... fungi". "As the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing ... carbon and other nutrients and that the soil therefore releases less CO 2 to the atmosphere." In ...

  10. SOIL AGGREGATE STABILITY – A SOIL HEALTH PHYSICAL INDICATOR

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-aggregate-stability-%E2%80%93-soil-health-physical-indicator

    By: Alan Sundermeier and Vinayak Shedekar     A suite of soil health measurements are becoming ... available which are not part of the traditional soil tests. Soil aggregate stability is an important ... physical indicator of soil health, which protects organic matter accumulation, improves soil porosity, ...

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