News Archive

May 27, 2015

The WCROC welcomed Robert Matteri, Director, Midwest Area, United States Department of Agriculture and J.L. Willett, Associate Director, Midwest Area, United States Department of Agriculture.

May 26, 2015

In a marketplace demanding that food production leave a smaller carbon footprint, the first Midwest Farm Energy Conference is demonstrating practical ways to use renewable energy and reduce energy costs in crop production, swine barns and dairy facilities.

May 5, 2015

This is a good time to start thinking about your pasture forage supply for grazing this summer.  When selecting pasture grass species, producers should consider yield potential, palatability, and survival of grasses.

March 16, 2015

Dairy cattle and dairy farms have become part of the emerging world of precision technology.

March 16, 2015

Availability of locally grown strawberries is extremely limited in the Upper Midwest.  Researchers at the U of MN and WCROC have developed a method for growing day-neutral strawberries in a low tunnel system, allowing for the harvest of strawberries from July through October.

February 24, 2015

Nutrient applications should aim for optimum crop yields over higher soil test results.

February 1, 2015

The organic dairy herd at Morris is one of only two certified organic dairy farms located at a land-grant university and the work being completed promises to have a large impact on the growing organic dairy industry.  

January 30, 2015

Yuzhi Li, Associate Professor in Swine Behavior, explains the importance of her and her team's reserach in understanding swine welfare.

January 27, 2015

Proper selection of oat varieties requires careful consideration.  Deon, the latest U of MN release, was the top-yielding variety across the state.  The WCROC particiapted in the oat variety trial; results avaialble here.

January 21, 2015

Prairie Yard & Garden (PYG), aired on Pioneer Public Television, will begin its 28th season on January 22, 2015.  PYG welcomes new host, Mary Holm, to the program.  Mary is the spouse of our Horticulture Jr Scientist, Tom Holm.