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  1. 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

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

  2. Emily Masters

    https://butler.osu.edu/people/emily-kahrs

    county, state, and national levels.  Emily graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in ...

  3. Biological Activity

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

    Overview 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 Recycling For increased ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Quality Assurance Test Out Date

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/quality-assurance-test-out-date

    categories for the test (12-14) and (15-18). There are 50 multiple choice questions in each age category and ... Assurance Test Out Date Test Out Date:            Monday, January 26, 2021 Test Time:                   6:30 ... the 2021 county fair. Your animal species will determine if you take the Small Animal test or the ...

  6. Erosion Control

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

    Overview The top 6-8" of soil (or topsoil) is uniquely able to support plant and microbial ... soils and water quality. Key Strategies  Minimal disturbance – Using fewer tillage events, or at least ... lighter ones, will keep soil aggregates intact to slow the breakdown of organic matter and help prevent ...

  7. 4-H Youth

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/4-HYouth

      OSU- 4-H Soils Challenge from Halfletter on Vimeo.     ...

  8. Medium Red Clover Cover Crop

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/node/30

    is harvested, medium red clover continues to grow and can overwinter. The soil benefits from the ... In April, medium red clover can be frost-seeded into wheat or small grain crops. After the grain ...

  9. Drainage

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

    Overview  Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow drainage and standing ... matter.  Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less ... other stable organic materials. Grow and incorporate a high biomass cover crop.  Add a perennial crop to ...

  10. 2020 Soil Health Survey Across Ohio Farms 

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/farm-research/2020-soil-health-survey-across-ohio-farms%C2%A0

    As part of the 2020 eFields on-farm research project, soil health values and management data were ... collected from multiple trials and research activities. We looked at the data to better understand how soil ... health values are influenced by... soil type and CEC sampling depth past management practices such as ...

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