The vision for the Huxley Learning Center is to bring an agronomic center to Iowa and to focus on education about precision agriculture concepts, equipment, and applications.
Alongside the indoor tour facilities, there are 50 acres of the latest innovations in field demonstrations and a state-of-the-art computer training room and conference center. These demonstration summaries give our growers actionable agronomic and technical guidance in order to help them achieve their yield goals.
A critical agronomic decision is the choice of soybean products and their associated optimum seeding rate. Though soybeans compensate well at different plant populations, soybean products respond differently and the search for the optimum seeding rate continues.
Nitrogen fertilization is an integral part of corn production and is partly responsible for some of the drastic yield increases in corn production. Nitrogen is also the focus of a lot of the research in soil fertility and crop nutrition, with emphasis on finding the right rate, timing, source, and placement