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What is the ‘Soil Your Undies’ challenge?
Looking for a simple confirmation of healthy or unhealthy, farmers are burying underwear to test their soil. It's called the #SoilYourUndies challenge.
Fixing gullies the right way
Many factors cause gully erosion, but not all should be corrected the same way. Learn more about different practices to correct and to reduce gully erosion.
Regaining soil functions
Regaining soil health means higher yields and more aggregate stability. Experts describe the need to treat soil like a living breathing being.
Soil health key to nutrient management
This year's Conservation Tillage Conference featured topics related to soil health and manure management.
Improving soil fertility in southeastern Ohio
The local results showed that many, if not most, of the farms needed to adjust pH through liming, as well as increase their fertilization plans.
A quick guide to planting cover crops
Keeping the soil covered and active, with a living root zone for more of the year, leads to long-term soil improvements, productivity, and profitability.
Soil problems still take ingenuity, courage
Soil management has come a long way, and crop yields have increased 400 or 500 percent. Soil erosion can't be stopped, but we have a better handle on it.
Researchers put soil balancing to test
Researchers from Ohio State University are working with private farmers to test the benefits of soil balancing, and organic farming.
Make use of food waste by composting
Compost enriches the soil by helping it retain moisture and also reduces the need for chemical fertilizers while also suppressing plant diseases and pests.
Grass clippings improve soil quailty
Grass clippings affect carbon and nitrogen levels in two ways: directly by simply being present but also indirectly by serving as fertilizer for the grass.