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  1. 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 ...

  2. LIVESTREAM: Soil Health Series- Making sense of Soil Health Testing

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

    Dr. Steve Culman will be the featured guest with the topic “MAKING SENSE OF SOIL HEALTH TESTING ... soil health tests, and understanding how long-term management strategies can build organic matter and ... soil productivity. We engage and work collaboratively with farmers, crop consultants, and educators on ...

  3. Come to the Farm Zone at the Butler County Fair!

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/come-farm-zone-butler-county-fair-0

    about soil and the environment with displays on soil profiles, and stream testing.  Check out the NRCS ... a cool 4-H robotics demonstration. There will be canner testing to ensure your canning equipment will ... rd  -  Have fun with Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District Day at the Farm Zone.  Learn ...

  4. Quality Assurance Test Out

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/quality-assurance-test-out-3

    are two age categories for the test: 12-14 and 15-18. There are 50 multiple choice questions in each ... RSVP can take the test.  NO EXCEPTIONS! If there is inclement weather on January 28, 2019, the snow ... date will be February 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Test-Out Information: Members may test-out of attending ...

  5. Making research available to build healthy soils

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/making-research-available-build-healthy-soils

    a comprehensive soil health assessment test for Ohio that will help farmers test their soils and make important ... Healthy Soil Healthy Environment is a new Ohio State University Extension signature program that ... will create a soil health education and outreach network comprised of Ohio State researchers and OSU ...

  6. Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/can-soil-microbes-slow-climate-change

    details on benefits of improving soil microbiome. We highly recommend that you read the full article at:  ... He reocmmends that "to tip the soil’s fungal-to-bacterial ratio strongly toward the ... fungi". "As the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing ...

  7. Butler County 4-H Day Camps

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/butler-county-4-h-day-camps

    Cloverbud Day Camp (For Ages 5 to 8 years old) 9 am to 4 pm $50 Registration Fee Camp Flyer Registration ...

  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. Agronomic Crops Resources

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/agronomic-crops-resources

    Crop Progress and Condition Report from Ohio Agricultural Statistics- https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ohio/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/index ... http://oardc.ohio-state.edu/wheattrials/2017OrganicOatVarietyTrial-SummaryReport.pdf Fertility Information, Testing and Technology, and Cover Crops Information ...

  10. Soil Health- Human Health Conference 2018

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-human-health-conference-2018

    By Vinayak Shedekar The Conference on Connections Between SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN HEALTH was ...

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