Southern Research & Outreach Center | Waseca, MN

Overhead view of SROC buildings and fields
Overhead view of SROC fields
Combine in a soybean plot



Winter Crops Day

Thursday, January 12 | 9:00-3:00

University researchers, Extension specialists, and other invited experts present research-based data and information related to profitable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable crop production strategies and systems to enhance the value of agriculture and the rural landscape in today’s ever-changing global climate. Certified Crop Advisers may be eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) in nutrient, soil and water, pest and crop management. Intended audience: producers, farm managers, agribusiness professionals, lenders, educators, government agency personnel, and others interested in agricultural production and rural issues.


Tom Hoverstad SROC August Weather - KDHL AM 920

September 8, 2022

Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern research and Outreach Center at Waseca speaks about the previous month's weather.

It seemed this year the rainfall was very spotty or "hit and miss." It seemed storms would develop west of Waseca and follow Highway 14 to Owatonna, Rochester and then to southeastern Minnesota. For the growing season Tom said at Waseca they were only 1 inch below normal. However, over in Lamberton they were 5 inches below normal. Then in Northern Rice County I talked to a farmer that only received 2 inches of rain since the 1st of June!


High Fertilizer Prices Remain for Fall

August 16, 2022

Jeff Vetch, a nutrient management researcher at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, said farmers are going to see prices roughly 40% to 45% higher than last year.

U of MN Releases ‘MN-Rothsay’ Wheat

June 22, 2022

The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Rothsay.’ MN-Rothsay features a good combination of yield, protein, and disease resistance and exceptional straw strength.