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October 29, 2016
WCROC's Steve Poppe talks about the year's top performing annual flowers.
These flowers are tops
October 29, 2016 - 11:59am
August 1, 2016
Mary Meyer of the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science narrates the annual flower tour during Horticulture Night at the West Central Research and Outreach Center on Thursday, July 28 in Morris. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)
Colorful evening at WCROC’s annual Hort Night
August 1, 2016 - 1:35pm
July 15, 2016
Rain in early July helped area crops after a relatively dry spring. Going forward, farmers are looking for timely rains and warm (but not hot) temperatures to ensure a strong harvest. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
May 29, 2016
The Northern Lights series of hardy azaleas are now flowering at the West Central Research and Outreach Center Horticulture Display Garden in Morris. (Submitted photo)
Azaleas in bloom at the Horticulture Display Garden
May 29, 2016 - 5:06am
March 4, 2016
Business Briefs: March 5, 2016
March 4, 2016 - 4:14pm
February 26, 2016
Brad Heins, assistant dairy professor at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, works to help solve problems that arise on organic dairy farms. (David Hansen/University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station)
Features from the Farm: Making a difference for organic dairy farms
February 26, 2016 - 5:10pm
February 19, 2016
Business Briefs: February 20, 2016
February 19, 2016 - 4:07pm
August 4, 2015
WCROC Horticulture Scientist Steve Poppe begins his Annual Flower Tour at Horticulture Night Thursday, July 31.play button
Flowers take center stage at annual Hort Night
August 4, 2015 - 5:03pm
July 26, 2015
This sculpture, which resembles a flame, sits just outside the garden pergola in the Meditation Garden.
Features from the Farm: Horticulture happenings
July 26, 2015 - 5:35am
August 30, 2013
Dinner in the Garden planned for Sept. 5
August 30, 2013 - 4:29pm
July 22, 2013
Horticulture Night set for July 25
July 22, 2013 - 2:05pm
WCROC Organic Dairy Day planned for Aug. 13
July 22, 2013 - 1:55pm
July 12, 2013
West Central Research and Outreach Center Renewable Energy Director Mike Reese speaks during a dedication for the Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Pilot Plant on Thursday, July 11. During the dedication, Reese recognized Jack Gust of the Toro Company (right) for Toro’s donation of two hydrogen-powered utility vehicles. The WCROC will look at how to convert the vehicles to run on ammonia as part of their research program. play button
WCROC celebrates renewable fertilizer pilot plant at dedication
July 12, 2013 - 4:57pm
January 20, 2010
Johnston to direct WCROC operations
January 20, 2010 - 4:55pm
October 30, 2009
WCROC building renovation project nearing completion
October 30, 2009 - 5:08pm