Agronomy Field Tour

Tuesday, June 18 | 8:30-11:30

35838 120th Street, Waseca, MN 56093

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Southern Research & Outreach Center: Agronomy Field Tour on June 18th, 2024

The annual Agronomy Field Tour will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at the U of MN, Southern Research & Outreach Center in Waseca, MN. Registration begins at 8:00am in the administration building. The program will begin at 8:30am in the SROC Administration Building before moving outside to the field on tour wagons. The field tour with conclude at approximately 11:30am with lunch and time for Q & A. The tour will be held rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather, this program will be held in the SROC Administration Building. The SROC is located at the west edge of Waseca, across from Loon Lake. 

This event is free of charge, courtesy of the MN Corn Growers and Soybean Growers Associations. 


  • Jeff Vetsch, SROC Nutrient Management Researcher: Jeff will discuss “Liming Southern Minnesota Soils” or understanding lime needs and potential yield benefits from adding lime to soils in southern Minnesota.
  • Tom Hoverstad, SROC Agronomist: Tom will discuss “Corn and Soybean Weed Management” or understanding the performance of weed management systems tested in U of M corn and soybean trials.
  • Jeff Coulter, UM Extension Agronomist: Jeff will discuss “Corn Growth and Development” or understanding the current status of the corn crop across Minnesota and what management considerations may be needed for the remainder of the season.
  • Bruce Potter, UM Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist: Bruce will discuss “Strategies for Corn Rootworm Management” or understanding all aspects of corn rootworm management due to an increasing issue of corn rootworm in recent years.
  • Gregg Johnson, Associate Professor at SROC and Jeff Strock, Professor at SWROC: Gregg and Jeff will discuss “Soil Carbon under Multiple Cropping Systems” or understanding how soil carbon changes over time in diversified long-term cropping systems based on findings from the U of M Long-Term Agricultural Research Network (LTARN).