Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming (August 6th)

PIKETON, Ohio – Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers.

On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist.

How to Help Soils, Crops and Water, and Also Deal with Climate: July 28 Field Night

PIKETON, Ohio — The July 28 Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Night at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon will feature new and innovative ways to grow soybeans, corn and wheat in a changing climate.

Growing cover crops, practicing long-term no-till and spreading gypsum on the soil — all of which offer the triple benefit of better soil health, crop yields and water quality — also are on the agenda.

Winners Named in OARDC Research Poster Competition

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has announced the winners of the research poster competition held during the center’s 2016 annual research conference in Wooster on April 21.

The competition, which drew 106 entries, recognized outstanding research posters by OARDC-supported graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research assistants and associates.

Ms. Hiam S. Desouky passed her defense and received her Ph.D.

Ms. Hiam S. Desouky, who was trained through a joint Ph.D. training program between OSU South Center and Benha University in Cairo, passed her defense and received her Ph.D. recently in School of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University. Dr. Hiam S. Desouky completed her Ph.D. dissertation research in Dr. Hanping Wang’s Aquaculture Genetics Lab, OSU South Centers during April 2013-March 2015, after finishing her course work in Benha University.

Dr. Hanping Wang visited Benha University and WorldFish Center in Egypt

Invited by Egyptian Embassy in Washington DC, Dr. Hanping Wang recently visited Benha University in Cairo to discuss and enhance future scientific collaboration, and advise Ms Hiam S. Desouky’s dissertation and defense. During the visit, Dr. Wang met with Dr. Ali Shame EI Din, the President of Benha University, Dr. Mohamed, the Dean of School of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr.

Aquaculture Research Recently Received two Grant Awards

Aquaculture Research Recently Received two Grant Awards

Dr. Hanping Wang was awarded $119,986 from NOAA-Sea Grant (Ohio) for developing superior neomale broodstocks and genetically fast-growing monosex female populations in yellow perch.

Dr. Hanping Wang and his collaborators were awarded $155,000 from USDA-North Central Region Aquaculture Center for Establishing largemouth bass strains for rapid growth to market size in the north central region.

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