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  1. a hand crumbling field soils

    2024 Soil Health Webinar Series

    Dec 19, 2023

    Join us for a webinar series focusing on all things soil health. This series will offer stand-alone topics, so attendees can attend one, two, or all three sessions. Live webinars will offer CCA continuing education credits, and webinar recordings will be posted to the OSU Agronomy Team YouTube Channel for later viewing. In this monthly series, farmers, industry, and academic experts will weigh in on practical steps to improve soil health and measure impact on crop yield and farm profitability.

  2. Soil Health 2023 Webinar Series

    Soil Health 2023 Webinar Series

    Dec 19, 2022

    The Agronomic Crops Team Soil Health Webinar Series returns this winter, with monthly sessions, beginning January 5 and continuing with a bonus March 30th presentation. 

  3. OSU Extension Soil Health Tour 2022

    Sep 15, 2022

    The 2022 OSU Extension Soil Health Tour includes 18 in-person tour stops and 6 virtual tour stops. The flyer has descriptions for each site, provided by the farmers who manage those locations. The tour will open Monday, September 19th at 8AM and close Wednesday, September 28th at 5PM. Virtual tour stops will be accessible during that timeframe as well. 

  4. The Baseline Assessment of Soil Health in Ohio will be a tool for interpreting individual soil health test results.

    Baseline Assessment of Soil Health in Ohio now available

    Sep 15, 2022

    As our understanding of soil health advances, farmers are increasingly interested in assessing and improving soils on their farms. Several commercial labs now offer soil health analyses but generating values in a lab is only the first step. A frame of reference for what constitutes a typical, low, or high soil health value is essential for understanding these tests and inferring soil function.

  5. Soil testing photo by Greg LaBarge, Ohio State University Extension

    New Factsheet on Soil Health Testing

    Aug 4, 2022

    Choosing a Laboratory for Nutrient and Soil Health Testing, Ohioline Factsheet ANR-0107 is now available online. The fact sheet discusses factors to consider when selecting a lab, and a list of Ohio-based and nearby soil testing faciltities with contact information, standard test package components, and other available tests offered.

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0107 

  6. 2022 Soil Health Webinar Series

    Dec 22, 2021

    Please join us at 8 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month for Ohio State Extension’s 2022 Soil Health Webinar series. There is no cost, but you must register in advance at go.osu.edu/soilhealth2022. 1 hr NM CCA continuing education credit per session. 

  7. Soil Health Winter Seminar Series

    Dec 30, 2020

    In this weekly series, farmers, industry, and academic experts will weigh in on practical steps to improve soil health and measure impact on crop yield and farm profitability. Thursdays, January 14 – March 18, 8am-8:30am. CCA CEUs are available for each session. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

    Watch past sessions at https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/webinar-recordings/dirt-soil-health-investing-below-surface-0

  8. Study Looks at Soil Health Perceptions in the Agricultural Community

    Dec 28, 2020

    How do you define "soil health"? How does that compare to the ways others might define it? A recent study led by former Ohio State PhD student and postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Jordon Wade, took a closer look at how the agricultural community perceives and accesses soil health. Results of the study are available at Soil Health Nexusa university-led team dedicated to increasing access to research-based soil health knowledge, extension and resources.  

  9. Ohio No-till Conference Planned for December 3

    Nov 6, 2020

    The Ohio No-Till Conference on Dec. 3 will be a hybrid conference, changing as needed with COVID-19 conditions. Pre-registered attendees will gather at Der Dutchan Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Registration is limited to 140 participants with a November 25 deadline. The event will also be broadcast live online by Ohio Ag Net, on Facebook.com/OhioNoTill, and on the OhioNo-TillCouncil.com website.

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

    Oct 5, 2020

    The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) —made up of representatives from 12 Midwest states and universities, including Purdue, the province of Ontario and other agricultural stakeholders — is rolling out an improved cover crop selection tool that will help farmers make those decisions.

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