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Post-Harvest Soil Nitrate Testing for Manured Cropping Systems West of the Cascades

Describes the use of postharvest soil nitrate testing as a tool for assessing nitrogen management in manured cropping systems west of the Cascades. The first section gives general information on the test and is designed for use...

Dan Sullivan | May 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog

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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Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen from Manure

This publication discusses management practices that increase crop nitrogen utilization. It also includes an interactive worksheet for calculating available nutrients supplied by manure application. The worksheet can be used to determine ...

Dan Sullivan | Jan 2008 | OSU Extension Catalog

Sampling Dairy Manure and Compost for Nutrient Analysis

This guide describes how to obtain a representative sample of stockpiled dairy manure or dairy compost, select a reliable manure or compost testing laboratory, determine which lab analyses are needed (including total nitrogen, ...

Amber Moore | Jul 2015 | 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

Date, Rate, & Place: The Field Book for Dairy Manure Applicators

This publication provides recording keeping sheets and examples for manure applications on dairy farms. Examples are provided for a number of different manure handling systems.

Jun 2017 | OSU Extension Catalog

Calculating Dairy Manure Nutrient Application Rates

This publication describes how to calibrate waste-handling equipment and calculate nutrient application rates. It covers calibration of typical equipment found on dairies, such as stationary guns, traveling guns, liquid wagons, and ...

Troy Downing | Apr 2015 | 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