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"

Nutrient Management Strategies Field Day

September 1, 2021

The University of Minnesota Extension-Nicollet and Sibley County Extension will be holding a Nutrient Management Strategies Field Day on Friday, Sept. 10 starting at 10 a.m.

Ongoing drought worries farmers

July 21, 2021

(ABC 6 News) - Minnesota hasn't seen this kind of drought in a long time, with 52 percent of the state now experiencing a severe drought. 

Drought conditions persist but timely rains a relief

July 15, 2021

Despite the timely rains in parts of south-central Minnesota, the new Drought Monitor map shows expanding areas of severe and extreme drought in the state.

June 2021 is on track to be the driest month in Minnesota in 110 years

June 25, 2021

I have heard many times records were made to be broken. Here is one that I hope will not be broken! So far June 2021 is the driest month in Minnesota in 110 years of weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca( SROC.) 

Read More: June is On Track to Be the Driest Month in Minnesota in 110 Years |

Crop stress beginning, worries of full-fledge drought grow

June 16, 2021

Scientist, Tom Hoverstad speaks to Mankato Free Press about Crop stress and worries of drought.

SROC April 4th driest in 110 years

May 6, 2021

"I knew April 2021 was dry but did not realize how dry. It was the 4th driest April at SROC in about 110 years of records." SROC Agronomist Tom Hoverstad visted with Jerry Groskreutz, KDHL Radio. 

[Listen] Tom Hoverstad SROC April 4th Driest in 110 Years 

Importance of Calculating Optimum N Rates Heightens With High Corn, Fertilizer Prices

May 4, 2021

DTN The Progressive Farmer

Determining ideal nitrogen rates can be tricky though, said University of Minnesota Soil Scientist Jeff Vetsch. Using proper N math and taking...

Planting well underway but farmers hoping for more sun, heat

May 3, 2021

Agronomist Tom Hoverstad discusses the dry spring and early planting opportunity with the Mankato Free Press

On-farm research helps to complement, challenge Minnesota's corn nitrogen guidelines

April 7, 2021

SROC researcher Jeff Vetsch contributes to on-farm research helps to complement and challenge Minnesota's corn nitrogen guidelines. Read more about this research.