cropsSWROC’s agronomy research and extension program emphasizes sustainable corn and soybean cropping systems. Our main research areas include crop management practices and climate/weather risks to crops. All research seeks to protect the environment while increasing producer profitability.

At the University of Minnesota, agronomy is based in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics.

Novel crops and cover crops

This research investigates the effect of novel crops on water and nitrogen use in soybean-corn rotation practices. The objectives of this research include:

  • Estimating the water and nitrogen use and efficiency of various crops and cropping systems
  • Assessing the profitability of novel crops and the adoption of cover crops practices into soybean-corn rotation

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