2019 ROC Research Updates

The Southern, Southwest and West Central Research & Outreach Centers are hosting an ROC Research Updates on:

  • Tuesday, February 12 at the West Central Research & Outreach Center in Morris;
  • Wednesday, February 13 at the Southwest Research & Outreach Center in Lamberton; and
  • Thursday, February 14 at the Southern Research & Outreach Center in Waseca.

The ROC Research Updates are open to the public. Continuing education units for certified crop advisers have been applied for. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and costs $40 (includes lunch). Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged. Registration options include:

The ROC Research Updates will highlight current University of Minnesota agricultural research that is conducted at the Southwest, Southern and West Central Research & Outreach Centers. The Research and Outreach Centers are collaborating to share regionally focused research results and recommendations with area crop and livestock producers. Presentations and speakers include (to see location-specific speakers and times download the event brochure here):

  • Farm Income Trends: The Good, The Bad, and The Reality – Nathan Hulinsky, Extension Educator, Applied Economics
  • Expecting the unexpected in insect and disease management. How to hedge your bets. – Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, SWROC
  • A watershed approach to treating agricultural drainage and surface runoff – Jeff Strock, Professor, SWROC
  • Phosphorus Application to MN Soils – Paulo Pagliari, Assistant Professor, SWROC
  • Benefits and Limitations of Cover Crops Use in Minnesota – Axel Garcia y Garcia, Assistant Professor, SWROC
  • Corn and Soybean Weed Management – Thomas Hoverstad, Researcher, SROC
  • Corn and Soybean Yields as Affected by Soil Test P and Fertilization Philosophy – Jeff Vetsch, Researcher, SROC
  • Utilization of cover crops (winter camelina) by pigs – Yuzhi Li, Associate Professor, WCROC
  • "Kernza" intermediate wheatgrass for grazing & as a dual purpose cover crop - Bradley Heins, WCROC

ROC Research Updates are sponsored by the University of Minnesota Southwest, Southern and West Central Research & Outreach Centers, College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences, and Extension. The research update on Wednesday, February 13th is at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton; Tuesday, February 12th is at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris; Thursday, February 14th is at the Southern Research & Outreach Center in Waseca. Email eneperma@umn.edu with questions or for special accommodations.