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 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, and Emily Weaks is supervising lab and field reasearch activities.  We currently have 8 grant research projects on agriculture sustainability, climate change and mitigation, and ecosystem services.  Other team members include: Sarah Strausbaugh, Emily Shope, Hasni Jahan, Thom Harker, Wayne Lewis, Yogi Raut.



Please feel free to contact Emily Weaks, research assistant, for more information or to be placed in our email list for upcoming programs and news letters.

You can also contact Dr. Rafiq Islam about any question concerning our program