News & Events

NWROC soil scientist Lindsay Pease recently wrote an article that was featured in the September 2019 edition of North Dakota Water magazine. Read the article here: PDF iconRunoff Reduction Starts with Practices Including Split Fertilizer Application.

The Crookston Times also recently highlighted Pease's drainage research project. Read about this project in: Northwest Minnesota Research and Outreach Center conducting drainage research near Drafts.

The University of Minnesota (UMN), in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, has released a new white hull oat variety called ‘MN-Pearl.’ MN-Pearl is a high-yielding variety with good straw strength and high groat percentage. It also has good overall disease resistance including moderate crown rust resistance and excellent smut resistance.

The University of Minnesota (UMN) has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Washburn.’ MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains the bdv2 gene for resistance to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) making in an excellent choice in years when BYDV is prevalent.