Montana State University

Southern Agricultural Research Center

"Serving the Land Grant Mission in South Central Montana"

Research Centers

Extension Cropping Systems Research

We conduct research primarily to target current challenges and issues for Montana producers. Examples include:

  • Crop rotations
  • Cover crops
  • Soil fertility
  • Variety trials
  • Irrigation efficiency
Agronomy Decision Tools. These tools can be found by using the menu above and to the left. One of the most popular is the Fertilizer Recommendation tool. Use this to generate an MSU fertilizer recommendation from a soil test report.
The Herbicide Selection tool helps you decide what herbicide may be the right choice for a particular field.
The Irrigation Scheduling Tool is designed to help producers in the Huntley and Hysham Montana areas decide when next to irrigate their crops.

Variety Selection. This tool provides access to results from statewide variety trials on spring and winter wheat. It allows you to pull together results from specific locations for specific years, and to combine results from 2 or more locations over 1 or more years.