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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

Soil Test Interpretation Guide

This publication provides an overview of soil testing and general guidelines for interpreting soil test results for nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, potassium, calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, molybdenum, chloride, ...

Dan Sullivan | Jul 2011 | OSU Extension Catalog

Willamette Valley Soil Quality Card

Use in conjunction with the Willamette Valley Soil Quality Card Guide (EM 8710), which includes detailed information about each indicator listed on the Soil Quality Card. Designed to assess current soil quality conditions, record ...

Jun 1998 | OSU Extension Catalog

Willamette Valley Soil Quality Card Guide

Designed to supplement the Willamette Valley Soil Quality Card (EM 8711) by providing additional information on soil quality indicators. For each soil quality indicator, the guide contains a description, explanation of why the ...

Jun 1998 | OSU Extension Catalog

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

There's no break for people who garden in clay

Clay soils are one of the biggest challenges to the home gardener

Feb 28, 2003 | News Story

Coir is sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden

Coconut dust is a sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden.

Jun 2, 2006 | News Story

Sweep wood ash from fireplace to garden

Wood ash has 13 essential minerals that plants need, but don't overdo it.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

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

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