Gary Stone - Extension Educator

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Area of Responsibility: UNL Panhandle Research & Extension District
Program Responsibilities: Water management (crops and urban), horticultural topics, and some cropping systems
Nebraska Extension Teams: Resistant and Invasive Pests and Efficient Water Use

Crop Reports

Fire damaged corn field
A corn field affected by fire during the 2022 harvest season in Cedar County. (Photo by Mitiku Mamo)

FAQ for Fire Damage to Unharvested Crops and Harvested Ground

October 28, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share recommendations for crops impacted by fire damage, highlighting grain and feed options for unharvested corn, what to expect of soil nutrient loss and techniques to avoid soil erosion.

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Dry bean harvest
Dry bean harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle using a conventional combine. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Dry Bean Harvest in the Nebraska Panhandle

October 20, 2022
So far this harvest season, dry beans are yielding 39 bushels per acre, a slight decrease from previous years.

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Water droplets

Estimated Crop Water Use: Sept. 12

September 9, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Sept. 12.

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water droplets on a leaf

Estimated Crop Water Use: Sept. 5

September 2, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Sept. 5.

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Lake McConaughy and Kingsley Dam inlet
Lake McConaughy and Kingsley Dam inlet structures. (Photo by Gary Stone)

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 6

September 1, 2022
Part 6 of Extension Educator Gary Stone's series on the North Platte River features the remaining dams and powerplants in Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Water droplets

Estimated Crop Water Use: Aug. 29

August 26, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Aug. 29.

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Glendo powerplant
The Glendo powerplant — a part of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program that controls water use for the entire basin — supplies power to Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. (Photo by Gary Stone)

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 5

August 25, 2022
Extension Educator Gary Stone discusses the history and functions of the Glendo Unit, which controls water use for the Missouri River Basin and generates hydropower for Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.

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Water droplets

Estimated Crop Water Use: Aug. 22

August 22, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of Aug. 22.

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