Popcorn

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 flier

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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Sorghum field
Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication

University’s TAPS Program Coming Soon to High School Classrooms

October 6, 2022
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.

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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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TAPS field day attendees examine field
Chuck Burr, crops and water extension educator and TAPS team member, (at center in gray shirt and red cap), stands with attendees in a problematic plot at the 2021 UNL-TAPS Summer Event Field Day, as they examine and discuss issues during the problematic plot educational activity. (CropWatch file photo)

TAPS to Host Annual June Field Day

June 1, 2022
The 2022 Field Day will feature several events, including Agronomic Olympics, a drone obstacle course and sensor demos, with a clay target shoot social capping the day's activities.

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TAPS Crowdsourcing team banner

TAPS Crowdsourcing Team Makes First Decisions of the Season

April 28, 2022
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.

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