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


June 21, 2024

Temperature High (F): 65

Temperature Low (F): 57

Precipitation (in.): 1.75

Snow (in.): 0.00

Soil Temp - 2" Max: 68

Soil Temp - 2" Min: 63

Soil Temp - 4" Max: 67

Soil Temp - 4" Min: 63


Weed Watch: Scout Fields Now

May 21, 2024

The 2024 planting season was off to a good start, and then much-needed rains came. Not only did the rains halt planting progress, delay in spring fieldwork also possibly derailed the best-laid plans for the season’s weed control.

Read more about this year's planting season and weed concerns on the Farm Progress website.


Cover Crop Field Day: Setting up for Success

June 27th, 9am to 1pm

June 27th is the date for the 2024 University of Minnesota "Cover Crop Field Day: Setting up for Success" at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center by Lamberton. Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m., and the field day will run from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch included). The field tour will start promptly at 9:00, weather permitting, and the event will be held rain or shine.

Bell Museum and SWROC STEM Summer Camp

Please see dates available below.

Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the SWROC! The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) conducts research on soil, wetlands, prairies, and agricultural plants in Lamberton, MN. Meet researchers and take a closer look at soil, bugs, plants, and the science behind where our food comes from. You’ll spend time outside learning about different plants and animals, playing games, and going on a tour of the grounds.