Students from Austrailia visited Morris last week, and had a guided tour of the West Central Research and Outreach Center.

Storms that rolled across Minnesota in early July may have brought the "million dollar rain" area farmers needed to keep this year's growing season on track for a successful harvest this fall.  Farmers were able to get planting on time this spring, and good soil moisture at the start of the growing season helped crops get started, said Curt Reese, a scientist in agronomy and soil science at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris.

WCROC participates in tri-state organic dairy farm research project.

Opportunities exist on today's dairy farms to become more energy efficient, saving resources and money.  WCROC researchers are finding ways to potentially reduce the carbon footprint of dairy farms.


August 24, 2016

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.) Growing Degree Days
83 59 0 21.0
Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Soil Temp - 4" Max Soil Temp - 4" Min
78 75 72 66


September 21, 2016
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