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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Avoiding Compaction

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

  5. 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 ...

  6. Soil Health Series- Episode 6 (4H & Soil Health- Part 1)

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-series-episode-6-4h-soil-health-part-1

    who are invoved with 4-H Ag Innovators Program and Healthy Soils C.S.I. Challenge. Thy share their ... experinces with 4H programing focused on Soil Health.  4-H Youth 4-H Youth Videos ...

  7. Mining the soil for data: The impact of cropping systems on soil health

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/mining-soil-data-impact-cropping-systems-soil-health

    Long-term research project to study the impact of cropping system on soil health. While the ... benefits of cover crops for soil health have long been touted by extension staff, it’s been difficult for ... researchers to determine how exactly cover crops affect the soil. That is until now. In 2016, an elaborate ...

  8. Soil Health Series- Episode 7 (4H & Soil Health- Part 2)

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/soil-health-series-episode-7-4h-soil-health-part-2

    McCoy, and Abigail who are invoved with 4-H Ag Innovators Program and Healthy Soils C.S.I. Challenge. Thy ... share their experinces with 4H programing focused on Soil Health.  4-H Youth 4-H Youth Videos ...

  9. Let the worms do your tillage!

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/video/let-worms-do-your-tillage

    Bioturbation is the mixing of (plant) residues into soils and sediments by biotic activity. It is ... other (micro)fauna and increases gas- and water flow through the soil. Here you can see a system without ... (left) and with (right) soil fauna such as earthworms, potworms, collembola, mites and isopods over a 15 ...

  10. LIVESTREAM- Soil Health Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/events/livestream-soil-health-series

    The Soil Health Series features experts, educators, and farmers from Ohio and around with hosts ... Vinayak Shedekar and Alan Sundermeier. The topcis of discussions range from on-farm practices for soil ... health management, to current research on soil health, and various extension and outreach initiatives ...

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