Gary Stone - Extension Educator

Loren Giesler

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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

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 25

July 25, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 25.

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Seminoe dam
Figure 1. Seminoe dam and reservoir were built in the 1930s, specifically to provide hydropower generation.

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 3

July 19, 2022
In this installment of the series, Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone reviews the history of the Kendrick Project, which resulted in the Seminoe and Alcova dams.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 18

July 19, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 18.

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Center pivot
Figure 1. Center pivot irrigation on dry beans in the North Platte Valley. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Pathfinder Canal Break Update

July 14, 2022
Since July 7, PID indicated that sufficient repairs had been made to the breach to start bringing in water to the canal.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 11

July 12, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 11.

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Pathfinder Dam spillway
Figure 1. The Pathfinder Dam spillway overflow when there was an excess of water.

The North Platte River — Multi-use Water, Part 2

July 7, 2022
The second article in Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone's six-part series on the North Platte River features history on the Pathfinder, Guernsey and Whalen dams.

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Estimated Crop Water Use: July 4

July 6, 2022
Estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the week of July 4.

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Pathfinder Canal Break on July 1, 2022

July 5, 2022
Though it hasn't been determined what caused the Pathfinder (Interstate) canal break last Friday, PID hopes to have it repaired within two weeks. The break affected about 102,000 acres of cropland in Nebraska and Wyoming.

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