Talking about science in hydroponics at COSI

Join us at the upcoming COSI events on May 3rd at Waterman Farm and May 6th at the Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI) museum. The Kubota Lab is excited to share our scientific knowledge of hydroponics, including nutrient film technique (NFT), the effect of different colors of light on plants, vegetable grafting, and soilless substrates used to grow plants hydroponically.

If you’re interested in learning about hydroponic technology and its potential to revolutionize agriculture, don’t miss this opportunity to engage with our experts and discover how hydroponics can lead to sustainable and efficient food production. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click the link below to check out our posters:

Nutrient film technique (NFT)

Different colors of light and plants

Vegetable grafting

Soilless substrates

Posters designed by Pooja Tripathi, Changhyeon Kim, Jason Hollick, and Keiya Satoh.

Kubota Lab attended NCERA-101

Members of the Kubota lab, including Changhyeon Kim, Yiyun Lin, John Ertle, Jason Hollick, andPooja Tripathi, recently attended the NCERA-101 (North Central Extension and Research Activity) Annual Conference at the University of California, Davis. During the meeting, they shared their latest research updates in Controlled Environment Agriculture and presented The Ohio State University Station Report.

We are thrilled to announce that John Ertle’s lightning talk on lettuce tip burn management won second place in the student competition. This achievement is a testament to John’s hard work and dedication, as well as the innovative research being conducted by the Kubota lab. Lettuce (let us) congratulate John on this well-deserved recognition!

As always, we are proud of our team’s commitment to advancing the field of Controlled Environment Agriculture and look forward to sharing more updates on their progress soon.

John Ertle successfully defended his PhD dissertation

We are thrilled to announce that John Ertle, one of our Kubota Lab PhD candidates, has successfully defended his PhD dissertation. John’s research has explored the role of environmental control systems and novel technological applications, including lighting control, to minimize the tipburn risk of lettuce in indoor farms. His work has shed new light on how we can leverage technology to improve crop quality and productivity in controlled environment agriculture.

John’s expertise in his field, combined with his hard work and dedication, have resulted in a dissertation that we are confident will make valuable contributions to the industry. We are proud to have been a part of his growth and development as a researcher, and we look forward to seeing his continued impact and success in the future.

Congratulations, John, on this outstanding achievement! Your work is an inspiration to us all, and we are honored to have you as a member of our team at Kubota Lab.

John Ertle received first place at the HCS Graduate Research Symposium

Graduate students from Kubota Lab – John Ertle, Jason Hollick, and Pooja Tripathi – recently presented their newest research outcomes at the 2023 HCS Graduate Research Symposium. John Ertle’s presentation on lettuce tip burn management for indoor production received first place in the highly competitive graduate student research lightning talk competition. Congratulations to John for his impressive achievement! We are proud to have such talented individuals in our team.