2021 UMN Cooperative Black Cutworm Trapping Network is Active

The 2021 UMN Cooperative Black Cutworm Trapping Network is now active. Traps picked up the first migrants on March 30. Weekly newsletters, and a revised PDF version of black cutworm facts can downloaded on the Black Cutworm Reporting Network web page.

Soybean Growers - Complete the MN Soybean Gall Midge Survey

December 1, 2020

A new soybean pest, the soybean gall midge has been found in many counties in SW Minnesota. The soybean gall midge infestations that have been detected are not uniformly distributed geographically and most of these have been minor. You can help entomologists better understand where and why soybean gall midge infestations occur by filling out the Minnesota Soybean Gall Midge Survey. Please only complete one survey per farm.   

Significant Corn Rootworm Damage Seen In Southwest Minnesota

October 16, 2020

(WNAX Radio) IPM Specialist Bruce Potter discusses corn rootworm and other pests with WNAX Radio.

Watch SWROC educational events on YouTube

October 23, 2020

Several educational events put on by the SWROC and events that feature our researchers are now available on YouTube. Watch the recordings of these virtual events:

Nitrogen From Above

September 14, 2020

(DTN Progressive Farmer) Paulo Pagliari's research into nitrogen deposition via rain and snowfall is the feature of this news story.

The search for SCN resistance

February 18, 2020

(Progressive Farmer) IPM Specialist Bruce Potter's soybean cyst nematode research is referenced in this article on peking resistance.

ROC News

Investigating camelina as a sustainable cash crop of the future

November 12, 2020

Several projects across the UMN Research & Outreach Center network are investigating whether camelina could be integrated into the corn-soybean crop rotation to yield for both environmental and economic benefits. SWROC Professor Jeff Strock's research is featured in this CFANS video feature. For more information on the University of Minnesota's camelina research, read this 'Cover Story'.