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Evaluation of irrigated corn management using testing agriculture performance solutions framework

Williams, Jackson Lane
With declining water levels of the Ogallala Aquifer in the Southern High Plains the Testing Agricultural Performance Solutions (TAPS) framework takes management techniques used by producers in the area to evaluate management techniques that prove to be efficient in the field of Zea Mayes L. (Corn). Participants within the TAPS framework chose the corn hybrid, plant population, irrigation amounts, and fertilizer amounts while comparing them to a standard hybrid. Evaluations from participants and the standard hybrid were based on yield in 2021 and 2022 as well as yield components in 2022. Fixed rate treatments managed by research specialists with evaluations being conducted the same as participant and standard treatments. This style of research is unique and gives researchers a new understanding of areas of corn management that are vital in a semi-arid climate.