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  1. Erosion Control

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

    soils and water quality. Key Strategies  Minimal disturbance – Using fewer tillage events, or at least ... involve roots in the ground, which also contribute to soil organic matter and biological activity. Water ... and Best Management Practices to Address Them Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality ...

  2. Webinars

    https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/resources/webinars

    soil quality, water quality and habitat quality, through implementing conservation practices, or ... sap flow in walnut and the economics of walnut syrup production.   Soil Health in Urban and Rural ... Forest Ecosystems Join SENR's Brian Slater, Associate Director and Professor in Soils, as we explore ...

  3. Soil Health in Urban and Rural Forest Ecosystems

    https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/events/soil-health-urban-and-rural-forest-ecosystems

    Join SENR's Brian Slater for this webinar on soil health.  Soil health is the capacity of ... soils to support ecosystem services and ecosystem functions. Soil health influences both productivity ... soil health in forest ecosystems will be addressed. ISA and SAF credits have been applied for. ...

  4. Soil Organic Matter

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

    enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress during both dry and wet ... enhances soil structure through better aggregration and water movement;  imrpoves nutrient retention and ... Overview Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits to soil health. ...

  5. Drainage

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

    matter.  Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less ... Overview  Many Ohio soils have heavy clay contents which can lead to slow drainage and standing ... water during wet periods. Wet conditions can lead to nutrient loss through erosion or biological ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Commercial Soil Testing

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

    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 ... decisions on planting, fertilizing, and choosing soil amendments or management tactics. You can take a soil ...

  9. 2021 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Virtual Conference

    https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/node/280

    Matt Davies Assistant Professor in Soil and Plant Community Restoration, CFAES, SENR Presentation ...   Tuesday March 2nd- Water Wetlands and Water Quality: the ODNR H2Ohio Program Eric Saas, H2Ohio Program ...

  10. 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 ...

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