Krystle Rhoades - TAPS Program Coordinator

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TAPS to Host Summer Field Events

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.

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TAPS popcorn
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.

TAPS ‘Pops’ with New Competition and Partnership in 2023

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.

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2023 TAPS Competitions Kicks Off with Learn, Launch, Interact Event

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.

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Growth and Modification Set for 2023 TAPS Year

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. 

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Tracy Zink

TAPS Program Celebrates Winners of Sixth Annual Competition

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.

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TAPS Banquet to Celebrate 2022 Competitions

November 30, 2022
After a social hour and dinner, TAPS organizers will discuss the findings from this year’s competitions, present data derived from teams’ decisions, and end the evening with honors to the award recipients for each contest.

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Corn irrigation

TAPS Irrigation Season Comes to End Amid Drought

October 6, 2022
Irrigation decisions in the Testing Ag Performance Solutions farm management competitions ranged widely this year, even amid a drought throughout the region.

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TAPS to Host Crop Skills Challenge at Husker Harvest Days

August 10, 2022
Show attendees will get the chance to test their crop production management skills during the interactive competitions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day of the show, with a special session for FFA chapter teams.

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