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How to make your own potting soil

Soil straight from your backyard just won’t do the job.

Feb 17, 2012 | News Story

Is charcoal a good soil amendment?

Q: Do you have published, current, projected , research in the effects of charcoal amendment to agricultural soils/forest soils?

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Are ashes good for my soil?

Q: Can fireplace ash be used in the garden successfully or is it harmful to the soil?

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Soil pH and pasture productivity

A look at the cost effectiveness of liming coastal ryegrass pastures.

Troy Downing | May 2009 | Article

Nutrient Management Guide for Dryland and Irrigated Alfalfa in the Inland Northwest

This full-color illustrated guide for optimizing alfalfa production according to the growing conditions common throughout Idaho and east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington provides specific recommendations for all critical nutrients.

Apr 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Soil Improvement and Cover Crop Resources for Small Farms

Even though different soils have some properties that cannot be changed, such as texture, soil quality can be improved by implementing good management strategies. Soils can be improved for water holding capacity, drainage, structure,...

Apr 2018 | Collection

Add organic matter to improve garden soils

Adding organic matter is the best way to improve nearly all kinds of soils.

Feb 27, 2009 | News Story

Salty solution? Is beach sand useful for my soil or landscaping?

Q: I'd like to mix more sand into my soil to help break up the clay. If I collect sand from an ocean beach, should I be worried about too much salt in the sand and it impacting my soil? If I were to use the ...

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Rebuild garden soil with application of lime, gypsum

If home garden production seemed a bit off this year, your garden soil may need help. Rebuild it with an application of lime or gypsum. Liming garden soils west of the Cascades helps the soil in many ways, said Jan ...

Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Orchardgrass Seed: Western Oregon—West of Cascades Fertilizer Guide

Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for orchardgrass seed in western Oregon.

Jan 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog