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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. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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