News and Events

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

2018 Events

March 3

Horticulture Day

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The 2018 corn hybrid testing application/information is now available. Click here to download the spreadsheet/application. Applications should be sent to Wade Ihlenfeld

The 24th Annual Horticulture Day will be held Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. This year's theme is "All Things Spring" and the program features presentations on climatology, pollinators, herb gardening, and growing fruit at home.  Pre-registration is required and is due by February 19, 2018. Registration costs $25/person. View the event brochure and registration form here.

JUNIOR LAB TECH - FT Temp, 12 mo min. Full benefits. Required H.S. grad/GED with some science coursework and lab exp. Preferred: microscope experience; plant pathology, greenhouse management, & soybean production knowledge. Some light to moderate lifting & prolonged standing/sitting may be required. Extract nematodes from soil and count using microscope, set up greenhouse experiments, enter data in Excel 

SROC's renewable energy research was recently featured in a KEYC News story titled "Farm Forward: Utilizing Every Molecule of Swine Manure". Read/watch the full news segment here: http://www.keyc.com/story/35763775/farm-forward-utilizing-every-molecule-of-swine-manure.

SROC Scientist Tom Hoverstad was recently featured in the  Waseca County News "Portraits of Waseca County. Read the article here: PORTRAITS: Hoverstad enjoys helping local farmers, outdoor work.

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 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

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.

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