Feed, water and air are the three most essential components required to achieve optimal pig performance and health, yet water has received the least amount of research attention throughout the years. Researchers from the U of MN set out to determine if the quality of water supplied to nursery pigs impacts health and performance.

Some solar panels can capture the sun's energy while providing shade for cattle - a win-win for farmers.

Backlogs at pork processing plants are forcing famers to face some difficult decisions regarding their herds. It’s not just the uncertainty and lost income that’s weighing on farmers; they care about what happens to their animals, said Lee Johnston, swine scientist at the WCROC.  

While the Horticulture Display Garden at Morris is a center for research, it also provides education to the public, and is a colorful place to walk around and get ideas for a home garden. The center’s All American Selections trial and display gardens are a unique feature. All America Selections (AAS) was founded in 1932 to run impartial trials of new flowers and vegetables which were not yet on the market. Horticulture Scientist Steve Poppe coordinates the horticulture research at WCROC and is an AAS judge.


July 6, 2020

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.) Growing Degree Days
88 68 .01 27
Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Soil Temp - 4" Max Soil Temp - 4" Min
99 70


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