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  1. Soil Health Winter Seminar Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-winter-seminar-series

    Management for Soil Health, Hans Kok 0.5 SW CCA CEUs February 18 – Compaction Solutions, Scott Shearer 0.5 SW ... 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 ...

  2. Drainage

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

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

  3. Soil Health Management

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

    Practices A list of existing free resources on various aspects of soil health management: reduced erosion ... 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Soil Health Management Resources

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

    Below are free online resources on various soil health management topics.  Runoff and Erosion ...  (FACT SHEET) Managing pH Soil Acidity and Liming for Agronomic Production  (FACT SHEET) Soil ... Management of Soilborne Diseases of Tomato  (FACT SHEET) Damaged Soil Ivestigation, Restoration, and ...

  6. Water Holding Capacity

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

    be a problem, leading to standing water, erosion, and nutrient loss. A soil with a low water holding ... THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT Water holding capacity is the amount of water a soil can hold for ... plant growth. Organic Matter Increased soil organic matter enhances your soil's ability to ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Soil Organic Matter

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

    THIS PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT 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 ...

  10. Soil Health Assessment

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

    potential benefits? See our Soil Health Management section for more details on common soil health concerns ... assessing and setting soil health management goals. Learn more about Ohio soils. Soil Properties Soil Health ... choosing soil amendments or management tactics. You can take a soil sample any time the ground is not ...

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