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  1. 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 ... 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 NM CCA CEUs January 28 ...

  2. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

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

    Infiltration Avoiding Soil Compaction Slake Test Soil Food Web Sovita Test for Soil Respiration Haney Test for ... 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 ...

  3. Biological Activity

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

    nutrients, and create biodiversity. A biologically active soil supports natural soil food webs and the ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Biologial activity in your soil helps to add organic matter, cycle ... interactions that support a resilient and healthy soil. Read more:  Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient ...

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

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

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

  5. Soil Organic Matter

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits ... to soil health. enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress ... during both dry and wet periods; provides better conditions and a food source for soil biota, leading to ...

  6. Water Holding Capacity

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/water-holding-capacity

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Water holding capacity is the amount of water a soil can hold for ... be a problem, leading to standing water, erosion, and nutrient loss. A soil with a low water holding ... plant growth. Organic Matter Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to ...

  7. Drainage

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow ... Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water ... rotation.  Add a sod crop to your rotation.  Reduce tillage to provide less disturbance to soil biota and ...

  8. Soil Health Management Resources

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

    Below are free online resources on various soil health management topics.  Runoff and Erosion ... SHEET) Grassed Waterways  (FACT SHEET) Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality  (FACT ... Water Control Structures  (FACT SHEET) Avoiding Compaction  (FACT SHEET) Soil Structure Avoiding ...

  9. 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 and identifying what properties need to be maintained or improved. Then set up soil ... budget.  Achievable: Not everything can be changed. Soil texture and bedrock properties are difficult to ...

  10. 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 ...

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