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The secret life of soil

Jan 8, 2010
A jungle of minute creatures are found in healthy soil.

By Peg Herring | News Story

Applying Lime to Raise Soil pH for Crop Production (Western Oregon)

This publication describes how to estimate lime application rate and lists criteria for choosing liming materials (source), lime application method (placement), and how often to apply lime (frequency).

By Dan Sullivan, Gene Pirelli, Nicole Anderson | OSU Extension Catalog

Stick a thermometer in the soil before planting vegetables

Mar 30, 2018
Using a thermometer to monitor the soil takes the guess work out of when to plant vegetables.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Sand, silt or clay? Texture says a lot about soil

Jul 28, 2017
Clay is not as bad as you might think, as long as it has organic material

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Set seeds on the right path with homemade soil mixture

Jan 22, 2016
Plant for spring vegetable garden by making seed-starting medium

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Soil tests unveil the mysteries beneath the surface

Jan 15, 2016
Getting a professional analysis measures nutrients and offers recommendations

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Managing Salt-Affected Soils for Crop Production

This publication describes the soil tests commonly used in evaluating salt-affected soils in the western United States and gives general guidelines for test interpretation. It will help readers: (1) understand how sodium, calcium, and magnesium affect soil structure; (2) request appropriate soil...

By Dan Sullivan | OSU Extension Catalog

Living on The Land: Soil Health Principles

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on to ensure you have healthy, productive soil. Topics include cover crops and role that bacteria, fungi, nematodes and worms play in the formation and overall health of your soil. Use the button below to...

By Brian Tuck | OSU Extension Catalog

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Soil Productivity in the Douglas-fir Region

This publication is a reference guide for forest soils productivity and management. Main topics include (1) understanding and managing risk, (2) soil characteristics that affect productivity, (3) soil survey information for forestland managers/management of soil erosion, (4) managing mass wasting...

By Sam Angima | OSU Extension Catalog

A Guide to Collecting Soil Samples for Farms and Gardens

Laboratory soil tests help you develop your soil and increase crop production by providing information on available nutrient content. Soil testing helps you select the correct kind and amount of fertilizer and liming material. Learn why, when, and where to collect your soil sample, and get...

By Melissa Fery, Jeff Choate | OSU Extension Catalog