In line with the Ohio State University Extension vision, mission and values, Kubota Lab’s program contributes to the following areas.
- Science-based problem solving for stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally.
- Creating opportunities for innovations by applying science-based knowledge encompassing crop physiology and technology.
- Communicating with stakeholders to inform technology advancement.
- Professional education (non-credit online courses) to respond to the needs of our stakeholders.
This is an area where Dr. Chieri Kubota has focused in her outreach/extension program using online technologies. More courses will be developed in the near future.
- Greenhouse plant physiology and technology (9-week online course taught in 2011-2016)
- Custom course of greenhouse plant physiology (hybrid course for private group)
- Custom one-day course of hydroponic tomato basics (for private group)
- Custom one-day course of hydroponic strawberry basics (for private group)
We have developed the following resources. More courses will be developed in the near future.
- Root-zone management of hydroponic leafy greens (by Dan Gillespie)
- Greenhouse strawberry information website
- VPD calculator
- Kubota Lab Facebook
- Kubota Lab YouTube Channel
- Hydroponic Strawberry (production by Rafael Hernandez)
- Strawberry Sunrise (production by Desert Rain Research & Communication)
- Sustainable Hydroponic/Soil-less Strawberry Production System (production by Dr. Mike Evans
- Tomato grafting – Tube grafting and general healing method
- Melon grafting – Single cotyledon grafting
- Melon grafting – Hole insertion grafting