About the Learning Center
At a Glance
- Gothenburg, Nebraska
- 324-acre research farm
- Average annual rainfall of 23 inches
- Soil type is a silt loam
What will I see during a visit to the Learning Center?
At the Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center, you will see our tailored solutions approach in helping farmers manage drought: native genes selected through traditional plant breeding, the additive impact of biotech traits and the additive impact of agronomic components of the system. These three areas provide our customers with the best opportunity for a successful harvest.
Also at the Learning Center
- History of corn demonstration
- Diversity of the Bayer global corn germplasm
- Short corn
- SmartStax and future insect trait technologies
Corn Agronomic Systems
- Planting population, row configuration, residue and irrigation management
- Managing stress in corn
Soybean Systems Soybean traits
- Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and XtendFlex Soybeans — breadth and depth of varieties
- Comparison of weed control across trait platforms
Soybean Agronomic Systems
- Managing stress in soybeans
- Insect and disease management strategies
- Planting population, row spacing and weed management
Research and Demonstrations
- A systems-based approach to help farmers manage drought
- Water utilization over the decades
- Water utilization of different genetic bases
- Effects of planting population and row spacing under various irrigation regimes
- Irrigation management options for limited well capacity, and water allocations
The Drought Management Journey
- What decisions can farmers make to mismanage drought?
- What decisions can farmers make in winter to effectively manage drought?
- What decisions can farmers make in the growing season to effectively manage drought?
- What tools will be available in the future to manage drought?