Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS)

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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2019 TAPS Sprinkler Corn Marketing & Profitability Strategies

February 11, 2020
This year’s competition results provide evidence that you do not need to be the lowest cost producer and/or the best marketer to survive. If fact, all of the teams were profitable.

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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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Corn fields being managed in June 2018 as part of the TAPS farm management competition at the West Central REC in North Platte.

UNL TAPS Wraps Up 2018, Looks Forward To 2019 Contests

January 28, 2019
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.

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Market Journal

Market Journal: Marketing Key to Profitability in 2017 TAPS Contest

January 12, 2018
With the Testing Ag Performance Solutions Contest (TAPS) growers competed to see who could produce corn most profitably, efficiently, and with the highest yield. Learn what were the leading factors for success and what participants learned on this week's Market Journal.

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