Krystle Rhoades - TAPS Program Coordinator

Taps video series

TAPS Goes Virtual for June 23rd Field Day

June 17, 2020
The June 23rd field day that was going to include field tours & time to visit with organizers at West Central Research, Extension and Education Center has been reformed into a video series.

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TAPS Competitors Make Planting Decisions for 2020 Season

May 5, 2020
Even in these uncertain times with COVID-19 the TAPS competitions, like many other farming operations, has moved forward with their 2020 planting. Participants had to make the crucial decisions for hybrid and seeding rate to use in the competition by April 10th.

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TAPS Program Awarded USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant

February 6, 2020
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program continues to gain momentum, thanks in part to a recent $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) award from USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Technology To Be Showcased at TAPS Kick-Off

January 30, 2020
With a growing list of technology companies partnering with the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program, the 2020 Kick-Off is planned with a focus on the innovative technology and services that can be tested in a no-risk environment in the TAPS program.

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TAPS Program Benefits a Large Range of People

January 27, 2020
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program provides a touchstone where ideas and people can observe and use new ideas, test conventional wisdom, and discover better ways to do business in an environment of friendly competition.

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TAPS Culminates 2019 Competitions

December 22, 2019
In a recent UNL TAPS awards ceremony, winners for 2019 were announced in three categories: irrigated sorghum, subsurface drip irrigation, and sprinkler corn.

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TAPS Banquet to Celebrate 2019 Competitions

November 5, 2019
With a record-setting wet growing season and some unique differences in management decisions by competitors, this year’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) awards banquet is sure to be interesting.

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Field of wheat in the Nebraska Panhandle

UNL-TAPS Expanding To Include Winter Wheat Competition in the Panhandle

August 28, 2019
Winter wheat production is being added to the slate of UNL-TAPS contests for the next year. The competition will debut at a kickoff meeting Friday, September 6, at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney.

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