News & Events

NWROC is now accepting applications for a Research Plot Technician:

This is a full time position located at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC), Crookston, MN.  The position reports to the Director of Operations at NWROC and provides technical support to principal investigators (PI’s) at the NWROC as well as other PI's at the St. Paul Campus and other Research and Outreach Centers.

Visit our Employment page for more information and to apply online. For more information contact Maureen Aubol at

The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) have published the 2019 Field Crop Trials Bulletin. Visit to see variety trial results for 11 crops, including: alfalfa, barley, canola, corn grain, corn silage, oat, red clover, soybean, spring wheat, winter rye and winter wheat.

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.

A nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity at the University of Minnesota will be used this year to hire scientists and improve infrastructure across seven areas of collaboration spanning three U of M colleges and at research and outreach and Extension sites across the state. Read more here.