Gary Stone - Extension Educator

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4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
US

icon-academic-capEducation

  • MS, University of Nebraska, 1977
  • BS, University of Wyoming, 1976
  • Other, Nebraska State Irrigation Association, 2013

icon-keynotePresentations

  • Cheatgrass Challenge Management , University of Wyoming, SAREC, Lingle, WY

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Harold E Alley Award, Wyoming Weed & Pest Council, 2002
  • The Chester I. Walters “Extra Mile” Award, Nebraska Extension, 2016
  • Nebraska Extension Excellnce in Extension Team Award, Nebraska Extension, 2020
  • Wyoming Stock Growers Associatoin Environmental Stewardship Award Upper North Platte River Weed Management Area, Wyoming Stock Growers Association, 2015

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

Army cutworm larvae in a hand

Army Cutworm Scouting Urged in Western Nebraska Wheat and Alfalfa

March 6, 2024
With recent warm weather, army cutworms have been spotted in southern Sioux County and central Lincoln County. Producers should begin scouting for this pest to mitigate crop damage, particularly in winter wheat and alfalfa.

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Dry bean combine harvesting field
Dry bean harvest with a Pickett specialty dry bean combine. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Harvest and Irrigation Outlook for Fall in Western Nebraska

October 12, 2023
Harvest updates for sugarbeets, dry edible beans and corn in western Nebraska, and insights on the availability of water in reservoirs for the 2024 growing season. 

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Water droplets

To receive 2024 weekly crop water use reports via text message, subscribe on the PHREC AgLab site.

Last Estimated Crop Water Use for the 2023 Season

September 18, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone reviews crop water use during the 2023 irrigation season and highlights a new feature for receiving 2024 reports via text.

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Water droplets

To receive the weekly crop water use report via text message, subscribe on the PHREC AgLab site.

Estimated Crop Water Use for Sept. 11-17

September 11, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone shares an update on this week's crop water use and expectations for the end of the irrigation season.

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Water droplets

To receive the weekly crop water use report via text message, subscribe on the PHREC AgLab site.

Estimated Crop Water Use for Sept. 4-10

September 6, 2023
Updates on Panhandle crop progress and anticipated water use for the remainder of September by Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone.

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Water droplets

To receive the weekly crop water use report via text message, subscribe on the PHREC AgLab site.

Estimated Crop Water Use for Aug. 21-27

August 22, 2023
With a record-breaking heat wave across much of the U.S. this week, Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone discusses water needs for crops during the intense temperatures and lack of precipitation.

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Water droplets

The crop water use report is updated weekly. Visit PHREC AgLab for more information.

Estimated Crop Water Use for Aug. 14-20

August 14, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone shares an update on potential crop water use as temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 90s-low 100s this week.

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Water droplets

The crop water use report is updated weekly. Visit PHREC AgLab for more information.

Estimated Crop Water Use for Aug. 7-13

August 7, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone shares his expectations for crop water use and reservoir levels throughout August.

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