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  1. Erosion Control

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

    life. But topsoil can be depleted by wind or water erosion and poor management, leading to lower ... wind erosion. Constant cover – Always keep something on your soil surface to provide protection from ... https://agbmps.osu.edu/critical-concerns)  Description of Critical Concern Potential BMP Solutions Inter-rill and rill erosion moves soil ...

  2. 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 ... manage away but must be managed around.  Realistic: Be cautious of one-size-fits-all approaches to soil ... management: reduced erosion risks, improved drainage, optimal pH, nutrient retention, and more.  Read more.  ...

  3. Drainage

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

    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 ... matter.  Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Soil Organic Matter

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

    Overview Increased soil organic matter provides numberous related benefits to soil health. ... enhances your soil's ability to absorb water, leading to less water stress during both dry and wet ... periods provides better conditions and a food source for soil biota, leading to improved biodiversity; ...

  6. Commercial Soil Testing

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

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

  7. Advanced Golf and Turf Operations

    https://hcs.osu.edu/courses/hcs-4504

    HCS 4504 Use a golf facility as a 'model system' to apply a case study approach to ... Professional Golf Management Major Sustainable Plant Systems Major Turfgrass Science Specialization ...

  8. Introduction to Hydroponics

    https://hcs.osu.edu/courses/hcs-2300

    Greenhouse Systems and Management HCS 4300 Hydroponic Crop Production HCS 4301 Hydroponic Crop Production Lab ...

  9. Introduction to Agronomy

    https://hcs.osu.edu/courses/hcs-3100

    provides fundamental information on how these crops are managed in the region. Management aspects include ... site preparation, seasonality of management activities, and fundamentals of nutrient and pest ... management. Prereq: 2201, 2201E, 2202, or 2202E. If you enjoyed this course, you may like… HCS 3420 Seed ...

  10. Ecology of Managed Plant Systems

    https://hcs.osu.edu/courses/hcs-2201e

    HCS 2201E Origin, diversification, and biogeography of plants inhabiting managed landscapes. ...

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