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  1. Soil Health Management

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

    Set Reasonable Soil Health Goals The first step to soil health management is assessing your ... current soil health. What are the weak and strong qualities of your soil? What do you need to ... maintain, improve, or change to meet your crop production goals? Use this information to set relevant soil health ...

  2. On-Farm Research

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/farm-research

    pertaining to soil health and would like to add it here, please contact Cassy Brown (brown.1844@osu.edu).  ...

  3. Soil Health Properties

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/soil-health-properties

    Soil Health encompasses physical, biological, and chemical properties of soil. Common assessment ... methods in each of these areas will help you make sense of what types of information soil tests can ... Do you seek to understand how a change in management will impact your soil? What components are of ...

  4. Soil Health Assessment

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment

    Although farmers have intuitively understood the importance of soil health for generations, recent ... efforts have focused on how to better measure and quantify soil health. Here we present information on soil ... soil. Learning more about your soil is essential to setting realistic goals for maintaining or improving ...

  5. Soil Health Assessment 1

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

    live or farm, visit the NRCS Web Soil Survey. Soil Properties Soil Health encompasses physical, ... 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. Soil Type & History

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/soil-type-history

    NRCS Web Soil Survey. The US Department of Agriculture provides descriptions of specific soil series, ... The Ohio landscape includes a variety of soil types, natural history, and climatic factors which ... contribute to your soil’s inherent properties. Your soil parentage and recent land use history are important ...

  7. Commercial Soil Testing

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/commercial-soil-testing

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/sites/soilhealth/files/imce/WhitePapers/Soil%20Aggregate%20Stability.pdf Soil Sampling for Contaminant Testing (for homeowners) Ohio State's Damaged Soil ... When to Collect Soil Samples We recommend conducting a commercial soil test for any new field or ... site and every 3-4 years for existing sites. A standard soil test will provide information on your soil ...

  8. Know Your Plant Requirements

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-assessment/know-your-plant-requirements

    To make the best decisions for planting and soil health management you should be knowledgeable about ... your plant requirements and your soils’ ability to meet those. Urban gardeners can choose species of ... Extension Publications Store Visit this store to purchase print or pdf copies of these publications Ohio ...

  9. Soil Health Assessment 2

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/node/138

    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 ... information on soil health measurements and indicators, how these assessments are done, and what they can tell ...

  10. Home

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/home

    understand. Cost-Effective. Long term improvements in water management, nutrient cycles, and soil food webs ... Soil Health is… Holistic.  S oil health considers chemical, physical, and biological properties, ... which are interrelated and equally important. Feeding the soil, not the plant. Sustainable agricultural ...

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