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The secret life of soil

A jungle of minute creatures are found in healthy soil.

Peg Herring | Jan 8, 2010 | News Story

Manual for Judging Oregon Soils

Covers soil basics such as soil formation, horizons, properties (including textural classes), profiles, site characteristics and evaluation, and the influences of soil characteristics on management decisions. Provides interpretation guides ...

Nov 1996 | OSU Extension Catalog

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

Soil, Seedbed Preparation and Seeding for Hemp

Growers planting a successful commercial crop of hemp for seed, fiber, or resin will follow these guidelines for soil preparation, seeding, and irrigation.

Richard Roseberg, Valtcho Jeliazkov, Sam Angima | Aug 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

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, ...

Dan Sullivan | Nov 2007 | OSU Extension Catalog

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

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

Kym Pokorny | Jul 28, 2017 | News Story

Soil tests unveil the mysteries beneath the surface

Getting a professional analysis measures nutrients and offers recommendations

Kym Pokorny | Jan 15, 2016 | News Story

Stick a thermometer in the soil before planting vegetables

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

Kym Pokorny | Mar 30, 2018 | News Story

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. ...

Melissa Fery, Jeff Choate | Oct 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog