Effective Conservation Technologies & Management Practices for Corn Production Practicum

About: We are excited to offer a new 6-part series focused on effective water and nitrogen conservation methods in corn production, supported by data and insights from the Testing Ag Performance Solutions program. Session topics will be tailored to address participants’ current issues and goals for their own operations. Sessions will take place in the classroom and in the field.

Please note: This program is open to all, but space is limited to the first 35 registrants. Certified Crop Advisor credits have been applied for.

Cost: $150 per participant (To be paid at January event)

All educational materials and noon meals  are included. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging expenses.

Topics: • Precision Irrigation                    • Limited Irrigation for Maximum Profitability                

• Scheduling Irrigation Tools & Techniques                    •  Soil & Plant Sensors                • Satellite, Aerial & Drone Imagery        

•  N Technology         •  N effects on water usage        •  Mechanisms of N Rate           • N Prices                • In-Season N Strategies


Practicum dates are associated with the TAPS Awards Banquet, Central Plains Irrigation Association Conference, TAPS June Field Event, and West Central Water & Crops Field Day, all of which are optional but highly relevant and recommended for practicum participants to attend.

The dates and locations for the 6-part series include:

January 14 & 15, 2022 - Kearney, NE (TAPS Banquet Jan. 15)

February 21, 2022 - Kearney, NE (CPIA Conference Feb. 22-23)

March 8-9, 2022 - North Platte, NE (TAPS Kick-Off March 8)

June 21, 2022 - North Platte, NE (TAPS Field Day June 22)

August 24, 2022 - North Platte, NE (WCREEC Field Day Aug. 25)

December 13, 2022 - North Platte, NE

Attendance at all sessions is important because of the sequential nature of the curriculum. Participants must attend at least five of the six sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Sponsors: USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant

Registration requested by January 10th. Register below.