ROC Research Update

February 12, 2019
9:30am to 3:15pm

The ROC Research Update will highlight current University of Minnesota agricultural research that is conducted at the West Central, Southern and Southwest Research & Outreach Centers (ROCs). The ROCs are collaborating to share regionally focused research results and recommendations with area crop and livestock producers. 

Presentations and speakers include:

  • Farm Income Trends: The Good, The Bad, and The RealityNathan Hulinsky, Extension Educator, Applied Economics
  • Kernza” Intermediate wheatgrass for grazing and as a dual purpose cover cropBradley Heins, Associate Professor, WCROC
  • Utilization of cover crops (winter camelina) by pigsYuzhi Li, Associate Professor, WCROC
  • Corn and Soybean Weed ManagementThomas Hoverstad, Researcher, SROC
  • Expecting the unexpected in insect and disease management. How to hedge your bets. – Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, SWROC
  • A watershed approach to treating agricultural drainage and surface runoff – Jeff Strock, Professor, SWROC
  • Phosphorus Application to MN SoilsPaulo Pagliari, Assistant Professor, SWROC
  • Benefits and Limitations of Cover Crops Use in MinnesotaAxel Garcia y Garcia, Assistant Professor, SWROC

The ROC Research Update is open to the public. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and costs $40 (includes lunch). Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged.  Continuing education units for certified crop advisers have been applied for.

Register by mail and pay with check

Register online and pay with a credit card

Please contact Emily Evans at 507-752-7372 or with any questions.

ROC Research Updates are sponsored by the University of Minnesota Southwest, Southern and West Central Research & Outreach Centers, College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences, and Extension.