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.
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.
Nebraska students enrolled in the new, innovative TAPS high school program during its inaugural year will learn about hybrid seed selection and seeding rate, and nitrogen application, in the same decision-making format.
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.
To date, the TAPS Crowdsourcing Team has determined a series of pre-plant decisions, including hybrid company, seed variety, population density and pre-plant nitrogen amount, with some interesting results.