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  1. Soil Health Winter Seminar Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-winter-seminar-series

    NM CCA CEUs January 21-  What Can Soil Health Tests Tell You? Steve Culman 0.5 NM CCA CEUs January 28 ... 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 ...

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

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

    do farmers find current soil health tests? Read about the study's key takeaways here. ... 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 ...

  3. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

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

    Factsheets Soil Quality Test Kit Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality Using Cover ... Infiltration Avoiding Soil Compaction Slake Test Soil Food Web Sovita Test for Soil Respiration Haney Test for ... Soil Health PLFA Test for soil biological quality Effect of soil conservation on soil health indicators ...

  4. Soil Health Management

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    Think about additional equipment, risk, or testing expenses; and realize that many soil improvements ... 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 ...

  5. Water Holding Capacity

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    consuming to purchase, apply, and dispose of. Mulches with a high carbon-to-nitrogen ratio may tie up soil ... 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 ...

  6. Soil Type & History

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

    include Hoytville, Nappanee, Paulding, and Toledo. This region's soils often have high levels of clay ... northeast state border. Soils in Region 2 have been influenced by successive levels of impounded water. The ... these soils range from medium silt to fine clay. Region 4: Miamian-Kokomo-Eldean The medium blue region ...

  7. Biological Activity

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

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

  8. Tools and Software

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    such as structure, drainage, and plant vigor, as well as laboratory soil test results. The Soil Health ... changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios. ... Ohio Soil Health Card This tool can help to track several observable soil health characteristics ...

  9. Soil Health Properties

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

    methods in each of these areas will help you make sense of what types of information soil tests can ... a commercial soil testing laboratory? Does the lab you normally use offer any soil health analyses? Lab-based ... measurements are generally more reliable and reproducible than field-based measurements. Soil health testing ...

  10. 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 ... stable organic materials. Grow and incorporate a high biomass cover crop.  Add a perennial crop to your ...

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