Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS)

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TAPS Program Makes Plans for 2021, Including Change to Sorghum Competition

January 4, 2021
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program is looking for participants for the 2021 competition as it tailors the upcoming season to accommodate new technologies, methods and practices in farm management.

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TAPS Awards Ceremony Moves to Virtual Platform

January 4, 2021
The TAPS Award Banquet has been shifted to a virtual announcement of the winners on social media this month, with an in-person event tentatively planned for March.

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Dry Conditions Make Irrigation and Nitrogen Decisions Critical in TAPS Competition

November 10, 2020
In a stark contrast to 2019, this year’s growing season was drastically drier which meant that participants in the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program had to focus more attention on their irrigation and nitrogen management decisions this year.

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Recent Water & Crops Field Day Available Online

September 16, 2020
The UNL West Central Research, Extension and Education Center recently held their annual Water and Crops Field Day virtually. If you were unable to attend or would like to catch some of the other presentations from the day, all of the presentations are now available online.

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Horsch Equipment Founder Set to Be Keynote Speaker During West Central Virtual Water & Crops Field Day

August 13, 2020
Even though the Annual Water & Crops Field Day can’t be hosted at UNL’s West Central Research, Extension & Education Center as in the past years, the event will go on as a virtual event as most others have lately due to COVID-19.

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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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