News and Events

(unless otherwise noted, all events are held in Waseca at the Southern Research and Outreach Center)

2017 Events

March 4
Horticulture Day (Pre-registration required)

June 20
Agronomy Field Tour

July 6
Crop Management Field Tour (Rochester)

Recent News

SROC Scientist Tom Hoverstad gave a presentation on the record breaking rain events of 2016 at the Waseca City Council's February 7th meeting. Watch the video of his presentation here. Tom's presentation is segment 4b and begins at 21:49.

The SROC will host its 23rd annual Horticulture Day "All Things Spring" program on Saturday, March 4th. The program includes:

  • Everything's Coming Up Flowers - Ardith Beveridge
  • Composting - The Bad News and Perrenials and Propagation - Diane Dunham-Selly
  • Renovation of a Home Landscape - Julie Weisenhorn
  • The ABC's of N-P-K - Charlie Rohwer

Download the event brochure here. Registration is $25 per person and pre-registration is due by February 20th.

The cumulative annual precipitation total reached 53.73 inches in Waseca on November 28, 2016. This total brooke the all-time statewide record of 53.51 inches set at St. Fancis, MN in 1991. 

record precip

KEYC featured the SROC Open House in a recent news story. Read it and watch the video clip here.

SROC research was recently featured in an article on the Waseca County News. Read it here: Research in Waseca seeks ways to decrease nitrogen in runoff

KEYC News recently featured the SROC in two news stories focusing on the spring:

1. Speakers at SROC's "All Things Spring" 22nd Annual Horticulture Day, shared gardening tips in a short video

2. SROC Scientist Tom Hoverstad commented on the prospect of an early spring and shared information on when farmers will begin various fieldwork and planting in an article and video on KEYC.

SROC Scientist Tom Hoverstad was recently featured on a KEYC story about the wet fall and warm temperatures this winter and how they'll impact the upcoming planting season. Click here to view the story.

Select University of Minnesota 2015 trial results are now available on Minnesota Crop News: