Krystle Rhoades - TAPS Program Coordinator
With the 2023 TAPS competition coming to an end, final results and winners will soon be announced.
November 2, 2023
This article provides a brief summary of the irrigation decisions made in the TAPS sorghum, popcorn, SDI corn and sprinkler corn competitions this year.
September 13, 2023
A summary of the nitrogen (N) decisions made in each 2023 TAPS competition and some conclusions derived from the decisions.
Photos taken July 24 following the storm. Left shows one of the popcorn competition plots and at right is one of the sprinkler corn competition plots. (Photos by Krystle Rhoades)
August 3, 2023
The TAPS team estimated there was approximately 35%-50% leaf defoliation and consequently, corn yield loss is currently anticipated to be 17%-31% for the 2023 competition.
May 10, 2023
The June 13 and 14 events will be full of activities for participants, including the Agronomic Olympics, sensor demos, TAPS plot tours, a cornhole tournament, roundtable discussions and guest speakers.
This year's popcorn contest will function similar to the other crop competitions, with participants deciding on crop insurance, seeding rate, irrigation and nitrogen management, fungicide and marketing throughout the year.
May 1, 2023
TAPS introduces its new popcorn competition, which will be held in the same field as the sprinkler irrigated corn competition at WCREEC in North Platte.
March 1, 2023
Free to attend, the kickoff event will include a tour of Corteva Agriscience and a launch of the 2023 TAPS Competition, where attendees will learn more about competing in this year's contest.
February 1, 2023
TAPS is expanding its competition in 2023 with a new irrigated popcorn competition, a cover crops option for sprinkler corn, and a new location for the sorghum competition. The expansion also includes a new TAPS competition in Colorado.
January 19, 2023
The 2022 TAPS sorghum contest was a landslide for Indianola, Nebraska producer Tracy Zink, who claimed all three honors for top yield, efficiency and profitability.