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Participation provides opportunities for a no-risk environment to test the latest in technologies.

January 29, 2019

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Last year, a subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system was installed for the 2019 TAPS corn competition at the West Central Res
NEW FOR 2019: Last year, a subsurface drip irrigation system was installed for the 2019 TAPS corn competition at the West Central Research and Extension Center. Daran Rudnick

Are you an expert manager of subsurface drip irrigation, just considering SDI for your farm or interested to know what it’s like to manage SDI?

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Testing Ag Performance Solutions program, along with industry sponsors, recently announced the addition of a subsurface drip irrigated corn competition for 2019.

Participating in the TAPS program at the West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte provides opportunities for a no-risk environment to test the latest in technologies, including remote sensing, soil moisture sensors and aerial imagery.

"We're going to be able to provide a little bit more flexibility with the SDI system as compared to a sprinkler," says Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension irrigation management specialist and one of the organizers of the competition. "We're going to able to increase the application frequency, both for water and for nutrient management."

TAPS is accepting applications for the competition. For information, visit www.taps.unl.edu or email [email protected]

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