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:
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.
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.
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 go.osu.edu/2020fruitupdate to register and watch the event at your convienence.
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: go.osu.edu/agmadness
Below are the sessions Extension Specialists from our Center have had:
Mar 20, 2020
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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.
Nov 7, 2019
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.
Oct 29, 2019
By Bradford Sherman
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.
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."