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The Agricultural Research and Production Manager of the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center (RROC) reports to the RROC Director of Operations (DO). This position is responsible for excellence in plant sciences research and crop production at the University of Minnesota’s research and outreach center in Rosemount, MN. This includes management of long range cropping sequences for research and production of agricultural crops. 

Many University departments conduct research, have equipment and maintain facilities at RROC.  The RROC provides a land-based research site for approximately 40-45 faculty and their students each year.  Faculty and students conducting research at the RROC are primarily from CFANS.  A wide variety of research projects are ongoing in the areas of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Animal Science, Entomology, Forest Resources, Horticultural Science, Plant Pathology, and Soil, Water & Climate.

For the full job description and to apply, visit: employment.umn.edu/applicants and search for Job ID: 334471

The University of Minnesota 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.

The University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, has also 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.

Welcome to the new Rosemount ROC Administration Building, Stop by and see us!

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In the soybean research at the U’s Rosemount Research and Outreach Center, scientists will fly drones over a 5-acre soybean field once every week or two for the rest of the growing season... “The aphids are tiny, so we’re not trying to see the insect itself,” said entomologist Bob Koch, another researcher on the project.
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