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Are there pollution standards for bagged soil?

Q: Bagged garden soils have no information about their source or safety. I recently bought bags (big box store) and am concerned about where the soil was actually mined. There were some weird things included in each of the ...

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Getting soil tested in The Dalles

Get your soil tested on Thursdays in The Dalles.

Jul 2018 | Article

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 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

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

Spring Grains: Western Oregon—West of Cascades Fertilizer Guide

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

Jan 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog

Crimson Clover, Vetch, Field Peas: Western Oregon—West of Cascades Fertilizer Guide

Based on soil test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for crimson clover, vetch, and field peas in western Oregon.

David Hannaway | Jan 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog

Manure Application Rates for Forage Production

Explains step-by-step how to estimate the amount of manure to apply for forage production, using application rates based on soil tests and growing conditions in western Oregon. Provides examples of estimating manure amounts for ...

Dan Sullivan, Troy Downing | Jul 2007 | OSU Extension Catalog

Hops Fertilizer Guide

Based on soil and tissue test results, recommends amounts of fertilizer and lime needed for hops.

Jul 1994 | OSU Extension Catalog

Winter Wheat in Continuous Cropping Systems (Intermediate Precipitation Zone) Fertilizer Guide

Addresses nutritional requirements of nonirrigated cereal crops in north-central and eastern Oregon. Includes recommendations for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, chloride, and zinc.

Don Wysocki, Larry Lutcher, Mary Corp | Nov 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog