Funded Grants

Extramural Grant Funding:

Currently funded (As a principal investigator)
 
Islam, K.R. (2015-18) Recycle nitrogen to maximize continuous no-till corn-soybean sustainability with winter-hardy clover blends. Grassland Oregon Association research grant. $30,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and Dave Brandt (2015-2016) Maximize continuous no-till sustainability with cover crops. CTC Mini-grant $3,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2015-2016) Gypsum effects on cover crops and soil physical health. CTC Mini-grant $3,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and Randall Reeder (2014-2015) Developing a farmer friendly soil organic matter calculator for sustainable production of soybeans with enhanced ecosystem services. Ohio Soybean Council. $25,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and Randall Reeder (2014-17) Maximize continuous no-till sustainability with cover crop blends and zeolite. Warner Endowment. $15,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and Jon Witter (2014-2015) Developing soluble reactive P & N adsorption materials from agricultural waste and natural products. Ohio Sea Grant. $10,000.
 
Currently funded (As a co-investigator)
 
Fausey, N., KR Islam, Warren Dick, Tara VanToai, Randall Reeder, Marvin Batte, Darrell Norton and Dexter Watts (2011 to 2016) Increasing Soybean Productivity while Improving Soil Quality and Mitigating Climate Change. United soybean Board (USB). $400,000 ($84,000 for Rafiq Islam).
 
Witter, J., Koontz, T., Islam, KR., and P. Mauser (2012 to 2015) An integrated approach to foster science-based management of agricultural drainage channels in the western Lake Erie basin. USDA-Integrated Water Quality. $750,000 ($100,000 for Rafiq Islam).
 
Grewal, P., Islam, K.R., McCoy, E.D. Kumarappan S., and A.P. Sundermeier (2012 to 2015) Impact of long-term and transitioning organic farming systems on soil ecosystem services: On farm and experimental assessments. USDA-NIFA Organic Transition, $750,000 ($195,000 for Rafiq Islam).
 
Pending (As a co-investigator)
 
KrishnaKumar Nedunuri, Ning Zhang, Sam Laki, Brad Bergefurd, Laura Tiu, and Khandakar Islam (2015-2018) Role of Water Quality and Soil Health in Sustainable Food Production on Urban Landscapes. USDA NIFA. $500,000.
 
Shibu Jose, Sougata Bardhan, Khandakar R. Islam, Gary Gao, and Alan Sundermeier (2015) Improving Soil Health and Maximizing Ecosystem Services of Organic Production Systems with Reduced Tillage and Cover Crop Blends. USDA Organic Transition Grant. $500,000.
 
Funded and completed: As a principal investigator
 
Islam, K.R. and Jon Witter (2014) Studies on the performance of organically-based phosphorus adsorption materials. Battelle Memorial Trust. $25,000.
 
Islam, K.R., Cornish, K., Reeder, R., Sundermeier, A.P., Romich, E., Pennington, D., and Momen, B. (2014-2015) Training Professionals on Sustainable Advanced Energy Feedstock Production for Enhanced Ecosystems Services from the Ground Up. NE SunGrant Initiatives (DOE/USDA), $30,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2015) Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s equipment grant. Ohio State University, $40,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and R.C. Reeder (2010 to 2013) Growing perennial grasses for biofuels on marginal land amended with municipal waste biosolids and flue gas desulfurization gypsum. Northeast SunGrant Competitive Funding. $187,873.
 
Islam, K.R., R.C., Reeder, and J. Hoorman (2010 to 2013) Training Professionals on Sustainable Agriculture for Enhanced Ecosystems Services from the Ground Up. North Central Region SARE Professional Development Project, $68,141.
 
Islam, K.R. and R. C. Reeder (2012-2013) Developing farmer friendly tools for predicting soil organic matter in a sustainable corn-based bioenergy feedstock system. Michigan Corn Growers Association. $30,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2012) Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s equipment grant. Ohio State University, $60,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2011 to 2013) Continuous No-Till and Cover Crops Effect on Reactive Nitrogen and Phosphorus Leaching from Manure Applied Fields under Corn-Soybean Rotation. Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. $9,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2010) Carbon-Neutral Perennial Grass Biofuels from Biosolids and FGD Gypsum Amended Degraded Forest and Marginal Lands in Appalachian Ohio. Warner Endowment. $5,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2010) Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s equipment grant. Ohio State University, $6,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2008) Using Cover Crops to Improve Crop Water-use Efficiency. Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Research Grant. $2,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2009) Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s equipment grant. Ohio State University, $26,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2007) Impact of Conventional and No-till Corn-Soybean Rotations with and without Cover crops on Carbon Sequestration and Soil Quality. Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference Research Grant, $5,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2007) Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s equipment grant. Ohio State University, $65,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2006) Cover Cropping to Enhance NT Soil Quality for Economic Crop Production. CTTC Research Grant, $2,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2006) Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s equipment grant, Ohio State University, $50,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and S. Wright (2005) Potassium fertilization to enhance fruit growth and antioxidant content of blueberries and black raspberries. Ohio Fruit Growers Society, $1,500.
 
Islam, K.R. (2002 to 2008) Comparative Impact of N Fertilizers on Crop Yields, Weed Pressure, N leaching and Soil Quality. Agrium USA, Inc., $65,270.
 
Islam, K.R. (2002 to 2005) Cover Crops, Chicken and Diary Manures Impact on Crop Yields, Carbon Sequestration, and Soil Quality. Warner Endowment Fund for Sustainable Agric. Interdisciplinary Grant Program for On-farm Research, $15,000.
 
Islam, K.R. and S. Wright (2003) Development of a simple test to evaluate water quality for mixing with pesticides. Ohio Fruit Growers Society $1,000.
 
Islam, K.R. (2002) Biological-root protectant fungicide (T-22) effects on N-efficiency, Crop Growth and Soil Quality. Advanced Biological Marketing, $3,500.
 
Funded and completed: As a co-investigator
 
Grewal, P. and K.R. Islam (2011 to 2014) Maximizing ecosystem services in the soil food web in organic farming systems. CERES Trust. $178,929 ($55,000 for Rafiq Islam).
 
Reeder, R.C. and K.R. Islam (2010) Soil properties after 25 years of tillage and drainage research. CTTC Research Grant, $2,000.
 
Hoorman, J. and K.R. Islam (2008 to 2010) Recycling nutrients with cover crops to decrease hypoxia while promoting sustainable crop production. NCR SARE Research and Extension grant, $10,000.
 
Hoorman, J. and K.R. Islam (2007 to 2008) Using Dairy Manure with Annual Ryegrass for Herbage Production. Oregon Ryegrass Association, $10,000.
 
Sundermeier, A.P. and K.R. Islam (2007) Managing Pests by Linking Plant Health to Soil Health: Soil Quality Workshop Proposal. Ohio IPM Grant Program, $5,000.
 
Wright, S. and K.R. Islam (2002) Alternate year bearing trial for thorny blackberries. The Ohio Vegetable and Small Fruit Research and Development Program. $750.