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  1. Dr. Islam presenting via Zoom

    Dr. Islam presents information for a field day in Ukraine

    Aug 26, 2021

    Recently Dr. Islam, Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources Program Director, gave a talk via Zoom at a field day in Ukraine. We have attached a few pictures and the translated post from the Science, Technology, and Engineering College to learn more about the field day:

  2. front book cover with cover crops

    New book release: Cover Crops and Sustainable Agriculture

    Aug 6, 2021

    While this book was not written to serve as an encyclopedia of cover crop management — it certainly comes close. Inside we discuss the benefits of a wide range of individual cover crops and blends/mixes for specific agronomic crop rotations and geographic locations. Descriptions, photographs, and illustrations (including those of plant height, leaf architecture, and rooting patterns) demonstrate to readers how cover crops should look in the field. Long-term benefits are described for soil health, water quality, nutrient contributions, soil biodiversity, air quality, and climate change.

  3. Dr. Hanping Wang's book "Sex Control in Aquaculture", has won an award of best Aquaculture books of all time

    Oct 6, 2020


    Congratulations to Dr. Wang and aquaculture team! Dr. Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of the 888-page, two volume book along with Francesc Piferrer and Song-Lin Chen. In addition to Dr. Wang, South Centers staff members Zhigang Shen, Hong Yao, Dean Rapp, and Paul O’Bryant also contributed to authoring chapters in the book. Sarah Swanson provided chapter coordination and Bradford Sherman, Joy Bauman, and Jordan Bostic contributed to the book by providing English language editing.

  4. Fall Fruit Update event now available to wider audience

    Sep 22, 2020

    In case you missed it live or the replay, we are now opening up access to the Fall Fruit Update and Live Q&A event (held September 9) to everyone. You can now watch the video by clicking on the link below and filling out a quick form.

    Visit to register and watch the event at your convienence. 

  5. COVID-19 Talks about Agriculture

    Apr 15, 2020

    OSU Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources, provides 64 educational events broken into daily brackets (topics). Each day, a virtual educational session will be held at 9:00 a.m., noon and 3:00 p.m. at no charge!

    You can watch replays (recordings) and find upcoming sessions by visiting:

    Below are the sessions Extension Specialists from our Center have had:

  6. COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

    Mar 20, 2020

    COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS Remember We’re Here to Help
  7. Pruning School to be held at OSU South Centers in March

    Feb 13, 2020

    By Bradford Sherman
    Ohio State University South Centers

    PIKETON — Learn proven pruning techniques to help maximize production and quality in your fruit plantings and vineyards as part of a special workshop coming to The Ohio State University South Centers in March.

    The Fruit Pruning School workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. This daytime educational opportunity will feature Dr. Gary Gao, Professor and Extension Specialist at OSU South Centers, and Research Assistant Ryan Slaughter.

  8. South Centers scientist recognized for reaching commercialization milestone

    Nov 7, 2019

    Bradford Sherman
    South Centers/CFAES

    Fifteen years ago, Dr. Khandakar (Rafiq) Islam created a soil test kit that was affordable, and so convenient and simple to use that any landowner can use it to make informed decisions concerning soil health and the potential for agricultural productivity.

  9. December marks return of Grape and Wine Analysis Workshop at OSU South Centers

    Oct 29, 2019

    By Bradford Sherman
    South Centers/CFAES

    You can learn art of wine grape growing and wine production as your treat yourself to a fun and educational day at The Ohio State University South Centers for the 2019 Grape and Wine Analysis Workshop.

    The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5. This daytime educational opportunity will feature Dr. Gary Gao, Professor and Extension Specialist, and Research Assistant Ryan Slaughter, along with several expert guest presenters.

  10. The Ohio State University Extension’s Direct Food and Agricultural Marketing Program Selected to Receive Sustainable Agriculture Grant from NCR-SARE

    Oct 3, 2019

    Christie Welch, Direct Food and Agricultural Marketing Program Manager at The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, Ohio, has been selected to receive a $81,316 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Professional Development for Ohio Farmers Market Managers and OSU Extension Educators on Creating a Culture of Data Collection for Sustainability Planning for Markets and Farmers."