irrigationAt the Sand Plain Research Farm, research is conducted in both agronomy and horticulture only; no livestock research is conducted at the site. The coarse soils at the farm, including irrigated sandy soils, offer unique opportunities for many different types of research. Additionally, In those areas of Minnesota where irrigation-development and dryland research has occurred, the economic bases of the local communities involved have been strengthened. The Sand Plain station presents researchers with resources for such studies as:

  • Bio-energy Sources and Management
  • Disease Management
  • Environmental Effects on Crops
  • Fertilizer Management
  • Insect Management
  • Irrigation Management
  • Native Prairie Restoration
  • Nutrient Leaching
  • Plant Breeding
  • Varietal Evaluation