Southern Research & Outreach Center | Waseca, MN


October 13, 2021

Temperature High (F): 62.00

Temperature Low (F): 53.00

Precipitation (in.): 0.09

Soil Temp - 2" Max: 64.00

Soil Temp - 2" Min: 58.00

Soil Temp - 4" Max: 64.00

Soil Temp - 4" Min: 60.00



Izuno shifts focus to research

October 4, 2021

After 20 years leading the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC), Forrest Izuno has stepped back from his administrative role to focus on research he is passionate about including liquid plasma applications and the Minnesota Long-Term Agricultural Research Network. 

Under Izuno’s leadership, the SROC developed strong partnerships with the local ag community that promote multidisciplinary research and outreach programs to enhance agricultural production systems across southern Minnesota. He’d like to thank the many partners for their past and ongoing support of the University of Minnesota and the Southern Research and Outreach Center. 

Harvest begins early; area farmers may escape depressed yields

September 23, 2021

“The corn crop is about two weeks ahead of normal,” said Waseca-based scientist Tom Hoverstad, who works in the University of Minnesota’s Southern Research and Outreach Center. “We had an early planting season … and we’ve had a warmer than normal season. Corn really is a heat-sensitive crop.”

Potash Price Increases Slow as Farmers Look at 2022 Fertilizer Needs

September 8, 2021

In a post University of Minnesota Soil Scientist Jeff Vetsch comments "How should rising nitrogen fertilizer prices impact corn farmers' decision making for the 2022 growing season"