Agricultural Programs

SWROC agricultural programs include agronomy, high tunnel production, organic production, pest management, soil science, and farm business management. Our research addresses the issues faced by southwestern Minnesota crop producers with the goal of finding practical solutions to yield, profitability, and environmental quality constraints within the region and beyond.

The SWROC has a strong history of collaborative research programs that address the problems identified in production agriculture. We work with farmers, agribusiness professionals, rural leaders, faculty from throughout the University of Minnesota system, and professionals from other institutions and organizations to develop our research and education programming.

Our research focuses on crop production issues common to southwestern Minnesota while also addressing greater environmental and social concerns. This localized approach provides insight and practical solutions applicable to the surrounding region that are also applicable across the globe.

Agricultural Research and Outreach Programs:

Research Requests

If you are interested in pursuing a research project at SWROC, please visit Research Requests for more information.

Minnesota Crop News

Visit the Minnesota Crop News Blog for updates on growing conditions, pest management, research results, and educational opportunities.

On-Farm Trials Worksheet

Download the on-farm trials worksheet here. Please note there are four different tabs for manual and machine harvesting and two and three treatement comparisons.