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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 ... – Can Improving Soil Health Improve Yield? Jordon Wade 0.5 CM CCA CEUs February 4 – Cover Crop ...

  2. 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 ... Channel/Two-Stage Ditch  (FACT SHEET) Subsurface Drainage  (FACT SHEET) Surface Drain/Field Ditch  (FACT SHEET) ... Phosphorus Nutrient Management for Yield and Reduced P Loss at Edge of Field  (FACT SHEET) Opportunities for ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Drainage

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

    biological denitrification; poor plant growth or death; and reduced access to the field.  Organic Matter ... 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 biota and ...

  5. Ohio State Soil Health Publications

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    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 Assessment

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

    thrive in their specific backyard conditions. A field crop farmer should consider a crop rotation that ... Testing We recommend a commercial soil test for any new field or site and every 3-4 years for existing ... allows time for soil test results to guide your use of these products. Soil Health Observations The Ohio ...

  7. Water Holding Capacity

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

  8. Soil Organic Matter

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

    nutrient retention and cycling.  Strategies to increase soil organic matter Add a perennial crop to your ... Grow and incorporate a cover crop.  Add a sod crop to your rotation.  Reduce tillage to provide less ...

  9. Soil Health Properties

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

    provide. It is challenging to generate a list of ‘recommended’ measurements across all fields, as the list ... answer: What is the goal with these measurements?   Are you trying to establish a baseline in your field ... invest? Are you willing to make measurements in the field yourself, or do you want to send samples out to ...

  10. Updated Cover Crop Selector Tool Available from Midwest Cover Crops Council

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/updated-cover-crop-selector-tool-available-midwest-cover-crops-council

    data for their fields. The tool offers the best cover crop options for the specified conditions. ... The  Midwest Cover Crops Council  (MCCC) —made up of representatives from 12 Midwest states and ... improved  cover crop selection tool  that will help farmers make those decisions. The tool ...

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