Research and Demonstration:
Crops. The farm is a site for small grain variety tests, corn and specialty soybean breeding, studies of nitrogen fertilization rates and timing on corn and breeding soybeans with resistance to soybean cyst nematode. Researchers conduct extensive tests on corn and soybean weed management. Evaluation of cover crops and strip tillage also is underway.
Soils. Researchers study soil fertility and management systems. Agronomists study nutrient requirements of area crops and apply nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and lime to observe crop yield response.