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  1. Family First: Marsha Amlin retires after 30 years at South Centers

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/family-first-marsha-amlin-retires

    By Bradford Sherman South Centers/CFAES Family comes first for Marsha Amlin. It was that way on her first day with The Ohio State University way back on November 25, 1991. It remains that way through her final day on January 31, 2022, as Amlin retires aft ...

  2. Researching the effectiveness of laser bird deterrent devices

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/researching-the-effectiveness

    By Bradford Sherman and Dr. Gary Gao South Centers/CFAES Bird depredation damage is a tremendous challenge for commercial fruit growers. Growers and researchers are constantly looking for easier and more cost-effective methods, including the use of lasers ...

  3. Back to the Basics

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/back-the-basics

    By Bradford Sherman and Brad Bergefurd South Centers/CFAES Amish and Mennonite farmers overwhelmingly prefer face-to-face communication, as opposed to the modern methods commonly used by Extension personnel, a recent study has revealed. Because more than ...

  4. New program to help train Ohio minority and socially disadvantaged farmers

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/new-program-help-train-ohio

    By Brad Bergefurd, The Ohio State University  Dr. Siddhartha Dasgupta, Central State University and Dr. Alcinda Folck, Central State University   The lack of affordable and good quality farmland is a major barrier for many socially disadvantaged people to ...

  5. New produce auction coming to Beaver

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/new-produce-auction-coming-beaver

    By Brad Bergefurd Specialty Crops Specialist Thirty years ago, I began my Extension career as the Horticulture Extension Agent for Geauga County. Geauga county is home to a large cheese plant and up until 1992, the county’s Amish farmers produced grade-B ...

  6. Highlights of the Fruit Extension Program and Research Projects

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/highlights-the-fruit-extension

    By Dr. Gary Gao, Professor and Small Fruits Specialist and Ryan Slaughter, Research Assistant II Online workshops well attended in 2021 Due to COVID restrictions, the Small Fruits team at The Ohio State University South Centers continued to offer workshop ...

  7. New grant dollars to aid tomato soil health research, crop management

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/new-grant-dollars-aid-tomato-soil

    By Brad Bergefurd, Dr. Ye Xia, Dr. Rattan Lal, and Dr. Richard Dick The Ohio State University New and emerging pathogens, nutrient disorders, and soil health issues have been reducing yield and quality for many Ohio tomato farmers. Thankfully, new three q ...

  8. USDA grant to help explore soil health and disease management of high tunnels

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/usda-grant-help-explore-soil

    By Brad Bergefurd and Bradford Sherman OSU South Centers/CFAES New USDA funding coming to The Ohio State University South Centers will help research and develop crop management techniques to increase the soil health and reduce or alleviate the soil diseas ...

  9. $250,000 grant received to explore new strawberry production techniques

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/250000-grant-received-explore-new

    By Brad Bergefurd Assistant Professor and Specialty Crops Specialist Locally produced strawberries have outstanding market potential, however the number of farms growing strawberries and strawberry production acreage are decreasing in many areas of Midwes ...

  10. Survey Says: MEP had super third quarter

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/survey-says-mep-had-super-third

    By Bradford Sherman South Centers/CFAES It was an impressive third quarter in client metrics for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at The Ohio State University South Centers, says Director Aaron Patrick of Ohio MEP. “I’m happy to report that South C ...

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