West Central REC to Host Annual Water and Crops Field Day

Growers participating in the UNL TAPS competition gather to discuss what they've learned.
Look forward to hearing from growers participating in the 2019 UNL TAPS competition during a jam-packed Water and Crops Field Day August 22 at North Platte.

West Central REC to Host Annual Water and Crops Field Day

Using precision technology to improve profitability is the theme of the 2019 UNL West Central Research and Extension Center’s Annual Water and Crops Field Day. Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on Thursday, August 22, the field day has a packed schedule. It will be held at the WCREC south of North Platte.  

If you are interested in farm-scale irrigation practices and cropping systems that can maintain or increase crop production while conserving water, this field day should be of value to you and your operation. The discussions will focus in-depth on critical aspects of using precision technology for water and crop management.

The UNL Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program will be in the spotlight with a growers panel of competing producers from Nebraska and Kansas.

Breakout sessions will focus on:

  • precision technology in water management and
  • precision technology in crop management.

A dozen tour stops will be offered in the afternoon to allow attendees to choose the topics they would like to learn more about.

Extension specialists, educators, researchers, industry leaders, and over 25 commercial vendors will be available to discuss precision technology.

The event is free thanks to a number of generous sponsors and will include lunch and an ice cream social.


Please register for the event by August 20. There are three ways to register:

  1. online at https://go.unl.edu/water-crops;
  2. call Jacque Herrick at 308-696-6700; or
  3. email jacque.herrick@unl.edu with your name, address, email, phone number, and number of attendees.

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