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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

How to make your own potting soil

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

Feb 17, 2012 | 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 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

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

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

Improving Garden Soils with Organic Matter

This publication will help you understand the importance of soil organic matter levels to good plant performance. It also contains suggestions for suitable soil amendments. Any soil, no matter how compacted, can be improved by ...

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Neil Bell | May 2003 | 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

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