West Central Research & Outreach Center | Morris, MN


The craze of calves on cows

September 8, 2021

(Dairy Star) Dairy farmers are always looking for ways to be more efficient and productive on their farms, while also creating the best welfare environment for their animals. For organic producers, the practice of raising calves on cows is gaining more traction for all these reasons.

Wean-to-estrus interval: Is full feeding beneficial?

August 12, 2021

The wean-to-estrus interval (WEI) is defined as the number of days between weaning and the first day standing heat is observed. This is a critical timepoint to breed newly weaned sows to ensure herd productivity and maintain a high number of litters produced per sow per year.

Refueling Carbon Neutral Liquid Fuel

August 4, 2021

Working to find outside-the-box solutions that address existing limitations of energy technologies is a unifying goal among many ARPA-E programs. The WCROC will be demonstrating next-generation ammonia production thanks to funding from ARPA-E.


Daylilies: Beauty for a Day

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12pm - 1pm

Extend Your Season with Mums

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12pm -1pm


September 30, 2021

Temp High (F): 85

Temp Low (F): 60

Growing Degree Days: 23

Soil Temp - 2" Max: 83

Soil Temp - 2" Min: 60

Soil Temp - 8" Max: 65

Soil Temp - 8" Min: 60