Few people outside of the farming community understand the complexity of a simple thing such as soil. They don’t realize that fertilizers have a very scientific function within agriculture.
But farmers understand that whatever goes on beneath the dirt affects how the plant appears out in the open air. This is why plants need fertilizer to become healthy crops. Fertilizers often provide the nutrients that certain plants need in order to grow—nutrients that the soil itself lacks.
In AgroLiquid’s IQhub, this circular display of re-created corn stalks and soil provides an up-close look at the different stages of corn’s lifecycle. Colored fiber-optic lights in the soil beneath each plant represent the particular nutrients required at each stage. The detailed corn replicas show the unique characteristics of the corn leaves and stalks as the plant ages from a seedling to a mature plant.