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  1. 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 ...

  2. Water Holding Capacity

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management/water-holding-capacity

    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 ... crops to use. Water is the most common limiting factor for many crops in Ohio. Too much water can also ...

  3. Soil Organic Matter

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

    to soil health. enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress ... improved biodiversity; enhances soil structure through better aggregration and water movement;  imrpoves ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits ...

  4. Drainage

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

    Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT 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 ...

  5. 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 ... Crops to Convert to No-Till Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling The Biology of Soil ... Compaction Soil Terminology and Definitions Soil Carbon Sequestration Oilseed Radish Cover Crop Sustainable ...

  6. Soil Health Properties

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

    greatest interest? Soil biology? Nutrient cycling? Compaction? Water infiltration and retention? We ... recommend running soil health analyses on the same soil samples you submit for nutrient analysis ... based on costs, robustness of analysis and the information it provides. The Soil Fertility Lab has been ...

  7. Soil Health Management Resources

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

    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 ... Treatment site  (WEBSITE) Cover Crops Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Water Quality  (FACT SHEET) ...

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

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

    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 ... study are available at   Soil Health Nexus,  a university-led team dedicated to increasing access to ...

  9. Soil Health Management

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

    Drainage Water holding capacity Biological Activity pH Nutrient Retention Carbon Sequestration Soil health ... 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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