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. Breakout sessions will focus on precision agriculture to manage water and to manage crops.
The Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) recently honored the UNL-TAPS program with the Outstanding Extension Program Award for demonstrably impacting the mindset and management practices of irrigators while engaging and educating a much broader audience.
View the variable rate irrigation system and the subsurface drip irrigation system used for this year's UNL-TAPS competition at the TAPS Field Tour on Thursday, June 27. There will be plenty of time to talk with contest participants and staff about this year's contest.
Competitors in the three divisions of this year's UNL-TAPS contest have selected their seed and seeding rate. Additional research was added this year to look at production functions such as seed selection.
Over 100 participants in 49 teams will be competing in this year's UNL-TAPS competitions for irrigated corn, irrigated sorghum, and Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI). Based on program success in the first three years, Oklahoma State University has started OSU-TAPS.
The 2019 TAPS farm management competition will start Tuesday, March 12 with a meeting at the Bayer Crop Science Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg. Potential UNL-TAPS participants can learn more about subsurface drip irrigation, as well as contest details.
Growers achieving top efficiency and profitability in corn and sorghum production as part of the UNL TAPS Farm Management Competition in 2018 have been announced. Sign up for the next competition, which will include a subsurface drip irrigation division, is in March.