Sprinkler Irrigation System Maintenance for Improved Uniformity and Application Efficiency
Center pivot irrigation systems are designed and managed to apply water as uniformly as possible to enhance crop production. Uniformity has a direct effect on the system’s overall application efficiency, which is a measure of how well an irrigation system delivers water to a crop’s root zone.Full story · READ MORE UNL-TAPS ARTICLES
Western Nebraska corn/soybean rotation PayoffCorn and soybeans are the two most common crops grown in Nebraska. Some farmers in the western part of the state plant continuous corn with few that plant continuous soybeans. In most cases some type of corn/soybean rotation is practiced. Idealistically speaking crop rotations should be producer and site specific, matching physical geography, resource availability and management capability. This work focuses on the difference in profitability among four possible rotations.Full story · READ MORE UNL-TAPS ARTICLES
Corn Irrigation Management Under Water-Limiting ConditionsThis publication discusses irrigation management under water-limiting conditions, including deficit and limited irrigation strategies as they relate to corn production. Some of the basics of deficit and limited irrigation management, in relation to full irrigation, are included.Full story · target="_blank"READ MORE UNL-TAPS Articles
Description: UNL-TAPS, is an interactive program developed and administered by Daran Rudnick, Matt Stockton, Chuck Burr (University of Nebraska research and extension specialists and educator) in partnership with the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance. The acronym TAPS stands for Testing Agriculture Performance Solutions. As one of the activities to fulfill this goal TAPS facilitates Farm Management competency and education. One of the current efforts is through several competitions, and simulation contests. Rather than the typical teacher student paradigm UNL scientists and extension professionals, producers, industry people, agriculture students, government regulators and agency personnel interact in real life farm management completions. The goal of the Nebraska Farm Management Competitions are to promote efficiency and profitability while providing interaction among all those involved in the production and/or the business of agriculture production. The competitions are supported by NE extension, natural resource districts, non-profit organizations, farm supply industry and financial institutions to name a few.
Mission Statement:To fully engage agriculturalists, scientists, educators, students and industry in an innovative endeavor, to TAP into the University of Nebraska’s potential to facilitate and create an environment for all stakeholders to work together in finding solutions through innovation, entrepreneurialism, technological adoption, new managerial applications, improved techniques and cutting edge methodologies for Nebraska’s future farm’s, farm businesses and farm families to maintain profitability, sustainability and productivity.
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