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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

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

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

Set seeds on the right path with homemade soil mixture

Plant for spring vegetable garden by making seed-starting medium

Kym Pokorny | Jan 22, 2016 | 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

OSU scientists report from Cyprus conflict

While Greek and Turkish Cypriots seek to resolve one of Europe's longest disputes, two scientists from Oregon State University are working to unite a divided country at ground level – through soil.

Peg Herring | Apr 27, 2004 | 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

Soil texture determines how much and how often to water

It's a myth that lawns and gardens in sandy soil need more water than other soils

Jun 15, 2012 | News Story

Soil quality test available for gardeners and farmers in the Willamette Valley

Gardeners and farmers can do their own soil analysis.

Jan 13, 2009 | News Story

Climate change, plant roots may accelerate carbon loss from soils, say OSU researchers

Roots emit chemicals that release carbon by breaking bonds with minerals

Gail Wells | Apr 3, 2015 | News Story