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



U of MN Releases ‘MN-Rothsay’ Wheat

U of MN Releases ‘MN-Rothsay’ Wheat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (6/16/2022) — The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Rothsay.’ MN-Rothsay features a good combination of yield, protein, and disease resistance and exceptional straw strength. 


University of Minnesota PSEO 4 credit soils course

The University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) is partnering with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) to offer Introduction to Soil Science as a Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) course to local high school students in the spring of 2023. 

SWROC Winter Crops and Soils Day

The SWROC held its 2022 Winter Crops & Soils Day program on Wednesday, February 2nd from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Presentations for the day are listed below. Click on the presentation title to view the speaker's handout.

A recording of the event is available on the SWROC YouTube channel


Register now for Cover Crop Field Day on August 18

August 18, 8:30 AM Registration; Program from 9 AM - 1:00 PM

By Liz Stahl, Extension Educator - Crops 

Register now for the 2022 "Cover Crop Field Day: Setting up for Success" at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center by Lamberton, August 18. 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. 

This program is for farmers and those who work with farmers, with or without cover crop experience, and anyone else who would like to learn more about cover crops. After lunch, all interested are invited and encouraged to participate in a Needs Assessment/Focus Group discussion from 1:00 – 2:00 to discuss cover crop research and educational needs. 

Pre-register by August 12 to ensure yourself a meal at Later registrations and walk-ins are still welcome but timely registration is required to ensure yourself a meal. 

Corn & Soybean Pest Management Field Day

Wednesday, August 31; 9 AM - 12:30 PM

You are invited to attend the Corn & Soybean Pest Management Field Day on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center. There is no fee to attend. Pre-registration is preferred by Friday, August 26 and will ensure a meal. Registration will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with a field tour from 9 am - 12 pm to view current research plots. Lunch will follow the conclusion of the tour. In case of inclement weather, the speakers will present inside. Certified Crop Advisor credits in Integrated Pest Management (3 credits) will be available for participants.

Diversifying the Agroecosystem

Wednesday, September 14, 2022