Southern Research & Outreach Center | Waseca, MN



Year marked by drought, weird weather

December 29, 2021

Southern Research and Outreach Center researcher Jeff Vetsch says he’s not too worried about this year’s extended dry periods having an effect on crops in 2022, despite the Waseca site’s growing-season rainfall measurement at 14 inches below normal.

Winter Crops Day

December 27, 2021

Winter Crops Day at the UM Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca will be held Thursday, January 13. Registration at the door begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program to begin at 10:00 and conclude at 1:30 p.m.

Cost of the event is $40, which will include morning refreshments, lunch and handout materials.

CEUs are available for Certified Crop Advisers.

Minnesota's November Weather Continues 2021's Trend: Warm and Dry

December 6, 2021

Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca (SROC) said the drier and warmer than normal pattern continued in November and for the growing season rainfall was 14 inches below normal. However, it was nice that the pattern continued for November because the dry fall made harvest, fall tillage, and fertilizer applications very low stress. November 2020 was miserable as it was cold and we received 8 inches of snow. Maybe Mother Nature felt guilty about last year and paid us back with a really nice fall this year?