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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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Water and Crops Field Day Set for Aug. 26

August 3, 2021
This year’s focus, “Using Technology to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency,” will involve in-field demonstrations of irrigation and nitrogen, chemigation as a pest management tool, and more.

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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 UNL-TAPS Summer Event Field Day, as they examine and discuss issues during the problematic plot educational activity.

TAPS Hosts Summer Event Field Day

July 13, 2021
Summer Event attendees experienced a variety of hands-on activities, such as examining problematic plots as a group and an agronomic Olympics contest, which connected to the six major decision areas associated with the TAPS educational experience.

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Mark McConnell at awards ceremony
Paxton, Nebraska resident Mark McConnell received the Greatest Yield and Most Profitable awards in the TAPS sprinkler corn division.

UNL-TAPS Program Honors 2020 Competition Winners

January 19, 2021
The fourth annual Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) competition winners were announced during a Jan. 16 virtual ceremony.

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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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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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