Soil Compaction Meter
By measuring soil compaction we are better able to understand how heavy equipment can affect crop yields

Soil & BioEnergy


To develop and promote research, extension and educational programs for agricultural management practices that sustain soil & water resources and are economical for producers and growers.


Our Team:

Our team for the Soil, Water, and BioEnergy team at OSU South Centers consist of scientists, and engineers with a diverse background, as well as a strong background in research and extension activities.  Dr. Rafiq Islam, is leading the program for the Soil, Water, & BioEnergy team.  We currently have 8 grant research projects on agriculture sustainability, climate change and mitigation, and ecosystem services.  Other team members include: Hasni Jahan, Thom Harker, Wayne Lewis, Yogi Raut, and Sarah Strausbaugh.


Please feel free to contact Dr. Rafiq Islam about any questions concerning our program.