Gary Stone - Extension Educator

Loren Giesler

4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939


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


  • 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

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Yonts Water Conference an Update on Water, Grants and More

April 20, 2023
Industry experts shared snowpack/snowmelt runoff estimates for the upper North Platte River basin, updates on UNL irrigation management research and progress on replacing the Goshen/Gering-Ft Laramie tunnels that collapsed in 2019.

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Niobrara River

Major Nebraska Rivers and Their Drainages: Part 1

April 19, 2023
This new series by Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone highlights the main rivers in Nebraska and their impacts across the Midwest and Northern Plains.

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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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