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  1. The PLFA Soil Health Test

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/plfa-soil-health-test

    Soil microbes can effect functions such as plant growth, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration ... the ratio of fungi to bacteria increases, the soil biome becomes more efficient in utilizing carbon ...   Managing soil to improve the health of its microbial life can provide strong carbon gains before the soil ...

  2. About

    https://dirt.osu.edu/about

    The Soil Environmental Chemistry (SEC) lab at Ohio State researches ways to restore soil function ... to protect human and ecosystem health. We specialize in: Remediation of soils contaminated with heavy ... (i.e., avian, mammal, plant, soil invertebrate) receptors to evaluate soil remediation.  The Soil ...

  3. ETHOS Episode 1: Prof. Rattan Lal

    https://senr.osu.edu/about-us/multimedia/ethos-episode-1-prof-rattan-lal

    State’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (https://senr.osu.edu/our-people/rattan-lal). Professor ... cutting edge research being done at The Ohio State University, with the aim of showing how scholars across ... subject Professor Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and Director of Ohio ...

  4. The Haney Test for Soil Health

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-07/haney-test-soil-health

    such as soil respiration (Solvita CO2 burst test), water-soluble organic carbon and organic nitrogen ... and their ratio.  These results indicate the amount of food that is readily available to soil microbes ... used as a comparison over time to determine progress in improving soil health.  Other test results ...

  5. Soil

    https://swel.osu.edu/testing/soil-0

    digestion USEPA 3051a ICP-OES Nutrient Analysis Analyte Method Analysis Extractable K, Ca, Mg, Na Soil pH  ... >  7.2:  ammonium acetate ICP-OES Soil pH < 7.2: Mehlich 3  ICP-OES Extractable P Soil pH  > ... 7.2: Olsen (sodium bicarbonate) ICP-OES Soil pH < 7.2: Mehlich 3  ICP-OES Soil pH < 7.2: Olsen P  ...

  6. Solvita ® CO2 Respiration Soil Health Test

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-08/solvita-%C2%AE-co2-respiration-soil-health-test

    Co-Author:  Vinayak Shedekar, Postdoctoral Researcher OSU A measurement for determining soil ... health is the release of carbon dioxide (CO 2) from the soil.  Carbon dioxide emissions from soil are ... sieved.  Soil is rewetted with a specific amount of water, which causes a burst of carbon dioxide.  This ...

  7. Soil Heavy Metal Analysis and Remediation

    https://dirt.osu.edu/research-areas/soil-heavy-metal-analysis-and-remediation

    Soil heavy metal analysis and remediation  Fundamental biogeochemical processes that affect heavy ... evaluation of new technologies used for remediation of contaminated soils (e.g., in situ immobilization, ... metal and trace element bioavailability, human health, and ecological risk in soil-water systems ...

  8. ENR 8897 Graduate Research Proposal Symposium

    https://senr.osu.edu/events/enr-8897-graduate-research-proposal-symposium

    Practices on Water Quality and Fish Populations  Francis Clarke- Forest and Bioenergy Crop Effects on Carbon ... Pools and Soil Physical Properties. Thomas Doohan- Impact of Mineralogy on Soil Organic Matter ... Stabilization in Ohio Soils Matthew Dowiatt- Assessing Domestic Adaptation Policy Responses in light of Urban ...

  9. Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates in Corn Production

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/assessing-value-variable-seeding-rates-corn-production

    a challenge that will need to be addressed in future research. A full fact sheet summarizing results of this ... fields with small differences in soils and weather. While adoption of variable rate technology is ... hybrids. In order to help estimate the profitability of variable rate corn seeding, we used results of ...

  10. OARDC Branch Station Near-Surface Air and Soil Temperatures

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-09/oardc-branch-station-near-surface-air-and-soil-temperatures

    We are once again providing soil temperatures in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter for spring 2019. The Ohio ... Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Agricultural Research Stations located throughout the ... state have two and four inch soil temperatures monitored on an hourly basis. Figure 1. Average daily air ...

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