Southwest Research & Outreach Center | Lamberton, MN

Aerial view of the Southwest Research and Outreach Center office area
A worker pounds a probe into soil in a soybean field with a tractor in the background
2-row plot combine harvesting corn


July 23, 2021

Temperature High (F): 87

Temperature Low (F): 71

Soil Temp - 2" Max: 85

Soil Temp - 2" Min: 74

Soil Temp - 4" Max: 83

Soil Temp - 4" Min: 75


Opportunity to participate in MN and regional corn rootworm trapping networks

Ken Ostlie and Bruce Potter are involved in a project to determine whether sticky trap data from individual fields can be combined to draw inferences on general geographic and historical trends of CRW populations and Bt resistance. They're looking for collaborators to contribute data to this work. To participate:

  • If you would like to run a CRW trapline(s) but need traps, they can supply trapping kits (first come/first serve basis), recommended sampling procedures and a data entry spreadsheet. 
  • If you have purchased your own traps to sample CRW and would be willing to share data for fields where a minimum of 3-4 traps were checked weekly for a 3–4-week period after silking, it will be appreciated. 
  • If you so choose, you have the option to contribute data to a multi-state CRW monitoring network.

You will have the management information derived from the fields you trapped. Individual field locations will not be made public and only composite images of risk geography will be shared among cooperators.  

If you would like to participate, or have questions, email [email protected] or [email protected]

This project is funded, in part, by Minnesota farm families and their checkoff dollars.


Advancing Ag webinar: Edge-of-field practices for achieving water quality goals

July 28 | 11 a.m. - noon

Professor Jeff Strock will lead a panel discussion and question and answer session on the effectiveness, benefits and drawbacks various edge-of-field practices for achieving water quality goals.

Cover Crops Field Day

August 17, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn about the latest University of Minnesota cover crop research, management considerations, and the potential role of cover crops in carbon markets at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center. This field day will be held rain or shine. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.