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  1. Erosion Control

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

    productivity and environmental issues. Erosion continues to be a Critical Concern in Ohio to support healthy ... rain impact and wind. This can include crop residues and mulch, but the best and most effective covers ... management – Precipitation patterns are changing in many areas. Be sure your fields have effective ways to ...

  2. Biological Activity

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

    erosion and disturbance with perennial crops or winter cover crops. Roots enhance microbial activity, ... growing and incorporating a high biomass cover crop. Monitor C:N ratio of inputs (24:1 is ideal) Add ... nitrogen-rich organic matter (manure, finished compost) Use legumes in your crop rotation to provide nitrogen. ...

  3. Drainage

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

    denitrification; poor plant growth or death; and reduced access to the field.  Key Strategies Increase organic ... other stable organic materials. Grow and incorporate a high biomass cover crop.  Add a perennial crop to ... your rotation.  Add a sod crop to your rotation.  Reduce tillage to provide less disturbance to soil ...

  4. Soil Organic Matter

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

    cycling.  Key Strategies to increase soil organic matter Add a perennial crop to your rotation. Recent ... a cover crop.  Add a sod crop to your rotation.  Reduce tillage to provide less disturbance to soil biota ...

  5. Commercial Soil Testing

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

    Develop Nutrient Recommendations (for field crops) https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AGF-513 Soil Testing ... salts are not typically a concern in Ohio field crops or gardens due to adequate precipitation. However, ... When to Collect Soil Samples We recommend conducting a commercial soil test for any new field or ...

  6. Soil Health Management

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

    health goals for your field(s). Be sure these goals are... Measurable: What assessment tools are ... health improvement. Not everything will work with your specific climate, crops, budget, or timeframe. ...

  7. East Columbus Neighborhood Advocate Looking at Farmers Markets to Help Reduce Crime

    https://urban-extension.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/blog/june-2-2021-258pm/east-columbus-neighborhood-advocate-looking-farmers-markets-help-reduce-crime

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  8. USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture

    https://urban-extension.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/blog/june-1-2021-829am/usda-announces-grants-urban-agriculture

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  9. National Extension Energy, and National Sustainability Summit 2021

    https://urban-extension.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/blog/may-13-2021-100pm/national-extension-energy-and-national-sustainability-summit-2021

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  10. Professional Development

    https://urban-extension.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/personnel/professional-development

    Quality work, products, and services with continuous improvement High staff productivity, performance, ...

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