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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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Soil Health Analysis Sample Submission Portal

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/node/164

    Ala Carte Analyses? POXC Respiration Soil Protein Nutrient Analysis Nitrate and Ammonium (2M KCl) ... To submit soil samples, please download and fill out our   submission instructions and sample list ... template. Then upload this completed template with your analysis request under 'Sample List File ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Evaluation of Pipeline Installation on Crop Productivity in Ohio

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/research/pipelines-and-crop-productivity

    resulted in a large amount of soil disturbance in the state, but the lasting effects of this disturbance on ... impacts of pipeline installations on soil properties and crop productivity. We are specifically working ... installed to compare soil and crops over the pipeline vs. adjacent unaffected areas Conducting a state-wide ...

  9. Soil Fertility Team

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/soil_fert_team

    setting up protocols for the two aggrate stability analysis equipment in the lab, the soil dunker and the ... time, and labor, as well as enabling analysis of large soil sample sets for precision agriculture and ... Steve Culman Associate Professor of Soil Fertility culman.2@osu.edu   Curriculum Vitae ...

  10. Completed Research Projects

    https://soilfertility.osu.edu/node/170

    key activities. Updating Field Crop Fertilizer Recommendations Soil Cation Balancing (Ca-Mg Ratios) ...

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