2021 University of Minnesota variety crop trial results available now
The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) have published the 2021 Minnesota Field Crop Trials. Visit varietytrials.umn.edu/2021 to see variety trials for 10 different Minnesota crops.
NCROC's Top 10 Annual Flowers of 2022
Annual flower trials are hosted at the North Central Research and Outreach Center. This research is an extension of the flower trials occurring at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, MN. Companies such as All-America Selections, Proven Winners, Syngenta, and many others trial their flower varieties here at the NCROC in the field, in hanging baskets, and containers. During flower evaluations we grade the plants based on criteria such as color, uniformity, uniqueness, plant health, hardiness in zone 3, and insect/disease resistance.
2022 Top 10 Annual Flowers
|Salvia||Deep Purple 2023|
|Dianthus interspecific||Chiba™ Improved Auricula Mix|
|Sunflower x hybrida||Concert Bell|
|Petunia||SuperCal® Premium Sunset Orange|
|Tradescantia||Proven Accents® Purple Queen|
|Coleus||Premium Sun Ruby Heart|
|Celosia plumosa||Arrabona Red - Bronze Leaf|
|Osteospermum||Bright Lights® Sunset|