Bayer Learning Centers

The objectives of Bayer Learning Centers are to provide growers, dealers and agronomists with information regarding production practices and to reinforce stewardship of biotech products to enhance their sustainability.

Scott, Mississippi, Learning Center

The Learning Center at Scott, Mississippi, provides growers and producers the ability to tour our research and demonstration plots focused on presenting advanced agronomic studies.

About the Learning Center

At a Glance

  • Scott, Mississippi
  • 400 acres of research and demonstration plots
  • Showcases three core Bayer crops: corn, cotton and soybeans
  • Rain-fed and furrow irrigation systems
  • Soil types from rich, river-deposited silty loams to heavier clays
  • State-of-the-art classroom facilities

What will I see on a visit to the Learning Center?

Visitors to the Learning Center will see research and demonstration plots with the latest corn, cotton and soybean germplasm and technologies from Bayer from a systems perspective. While specific Bayer germplasm and traits are utilized, determining the best agronomic practices for these products is the focal point for our investigations. In addition to these studies, visitors will be able to view the newest technologies from Bayer that are currently in the development pipeline.

Also at the Learning Center

  • Corn research and demonstrations 
  • Cotton research and demonstrations 
  • Soybean research and demonstrations
  • Weed management research and demonstrations
  • New technologies research and demonstrations
  • New hybrid, varietal characteristics, and management

Contact the Scott Learning Center

One Cotton Row
PO Box 157
Scott, MS 38772

Gothenburg, Nebraska, Learning Center

Bayer Water Utilization Learning Center at Gothenburg, Nebraska, is a state-of-the-art demonstration, research and outreach facility. We offer plot tours and classroom learning opportunities that can help farmers on the Great Plains increase yields while decreasing inputs on a per-bushel basis. A special emphasis is placed on managing water efficiently with genetic, trait and agronomic system decisions. To schedule a tour, please call 308-537-4500 .

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 and maximize the value of water. These components include native genes selected through traditional plant breeding, the additive impact of biotech traits, the value of a robust crop protection portfolio, the impact of agronomic components on the system, and the power of digital tools. These areas provide our customers with the best opportunity for a successful harvest.

Also at the Learning Center

Corn Genetics

  • 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
  • Demonstrating agronomic inputs that can bring value

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
  • Corn Product by plant population characterization under various irrigation regimes
  • Irrigation management options for limited well capacity, and water allocations

The Drought Management Journey

  • 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?

Agronomic Inputs

  • Climate FieldView™ platform and its potential value to an operation
  • Herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide options to help protect plant health

Contact the Gothenburg Learning Center

Gothenburg, NE Learning Center / Bayer Water Utilization Learning Center
76268 Highway 47
Gothenburg, NE 69138

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