OSU South Centers Horticulture Program


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OSU South Centers Horticulture Program

Program Description
  1. The OSU South Centers Horticulture program explores and identifies horticultural crop products, production techniques, and marketing opportunities for Ohio farmers profitability,
  2. Teaching farmers how to adapt and adopt production practices, equipment, and markets to their localized and regional conditions utilizing the existing agricultural and economic infrastructure,
  3. Providing leadership for and facilitating the development of new markets and retail and wholesale marketing infrastructures for Ohio,
  4. Supporting the adoption, production, and marketing of high value horticultural products,
  5. Evaluating current market opportunities, determining feasibility of various marketing options, and providing leadership in the building of proposed marketing systems,
  6. Conducting production and market research and educational programs with fresh market fruits and vegetables such as berries, tomatoes, peppers, and green industry crops such as greenhouse, landscape and nursery crops, to supply niche markets which may provide value added economic opportunities for farmers, and
  7. Developing horticultural crops that can be profitably produced and marketed by Ohio farmers that enhance their family farm income.
Annual field research reports on berry, vegetable, landscape crops and greenhouse crops are prepared and made available online: http://southcenters.osu.edu/hort/. Results of past field research trials are also archived and available on our web site. Hard copies of reports can be made available upon request.

Brad Bergefurd,
Extension Educator, Horticulture,
OSU South Centers,
1864 Shyville Road,
Piketon, Ohio 45661.
Phone: (740) 289-3727 Extension 136
Fax: (740) 289-4591
Email: bergefurd.1@osu.edu