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Soil Organic Matter as a Soil Health Indicator: Sampling, Testing and Interpretation

Testing for soil organic matter helps you monitor soil health over time. Good soil management practices can improve soil organic matter in three to five years.

Dan Sullivan, Amber Moore, Linda Brewer | Aug 2019 | 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 ...

Brian Tuck | Oct 2015 | 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 ...

Sam Angima | Apr 2011 | OSU Extension Catalog

Living on the Land: Guide to Growing Cover Crops

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on how to grow cover crops. Use the button below to download this publication as a PDF. Listen to the Living on the Land podcast ...

Brian Tuck | Jan 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Conservation Tillage in a Winter Wheat - Fallow System, Ron Jirava

Ron Jirava’s approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study.

Oct 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach

Former OSU Small Farms instructor for southern Oregon, Ea Murphy, has written a new book.  How do you recognize healthy soil? When and why should you fertilize, till (or not till), weed, and water? What’s the secret to...

Elizabeth Murphy | Jul 2015 | Article

El Control del Riego Mediante la Tensión Matricial del Suelo

Explica el uso de los sensores matriciales granulares para la medición de la tensión de humedad del suelo. Explica cómo instalar estos sensores y cómo usar los datos registrados para la programación del riego.

Clinton Shock, Erik Feibert | Mar 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Living on the Land: Managing Manure

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on the basics of livestock manure management, including handling, storage, composting, use, and ways to reduce negative effects on the ...

Brian Tuck | Apr 2011 | OSU Extension Catalog

Strip-tillage for Onions and Sweet Corn, Lorin Grigg (Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series)

Lorin Grigg grows onions and sweet corn under sprinkler irrigation in Quincy, Washington. In this publication, Grigg discusses his strategy for cover cropping to protect seedlings from windblown sand and reduce wind erosion.

Jun 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Soil Survey Resources for Small Farms

Learning about the different types of soils on a farm is invaluable. Oregon alone has nearly 1,000 different kinds of soil, ranging from deep to shallow, clayey to sandy, nearly level to steeply sloping. These differences are ...

Mar 2018 | Collection