Tyler Williams - Cropping Systems Extension Educator

Tyler Williams

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444 Cherrycreek Rd Lincoln NE 68528-1591
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Blog: Ag Climate Nebraska

Twitter: @tylerw_unl

Flooding in eastern Nebraska.
Figure 1. Damaged railroad bridge over the Platte River near Plattsmouth. (Photo by Tyler Williams)

Nebraska's Most Challenging 60 Days March 29, 2019

Here's how a succession of weather events over 60 days, from mid-January to mid-March, led to a historic blizzard and flood in Nebraska.

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Nebraska map showing soil temperatures on March 7, 2019

Soil Temperature Resources March 8, 2019

An array of web sites and a mobile app provide daily updates of soil temperature data and frost depth to aid in your management decisions. Check out these resources and be sure to bookmark your favorites for future use.

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Cattle grazing cover crops

Cover Crop Grazing: Impacts on Soils and Crop Yields January 22, 2019

Results from a three-year study in rainfed and irrigated no-till cropping systems in Nebraska suggest that moderate cattle grazing of cover crops may not negatively impact soil properties and crop production.

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Tyler Williams, climate and crops extension educator in Lancaster County, speaks at one of the 2018 Successful Farmer sessions.

Extension Successful Farmer Series Starts January 4 December 12, 2018

Friday mornings from Jan. 4 to Feb. 8 Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County will host a meeting series on timely topics for eastern Nebraska farmers. Can't get into town that day? The sessions will also be live streamed.

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Attendees at the 2019 Fremont Corn Expo, like those shown here at the 2018 event, will learn the latest information on marketing, production and pest management in corn for east-central Nebraska.
Attendees at the 2019 Fremont Corn Expo, like those shown here at the 2018 event, will learn the latest information on marketing, production and pest management in corn for east-central Nebraska.

Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 3 December 10, 2018

Eastern Nebraska corn growers can sharpen their marketing, production, and pest management strategies at the 2019 Fremont Corn Expo January 3 in Fremont.

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Map of the Midwest showing average date ranges for first 28°F freeze. (Source: Midwest Regional Climate Center)
Figure 1. Map of the Midwest showing average date ranges for first 28°F freeze. (Source: Midwest Regional Climate Center)

Average First Freeze Dates for Nebraska September 21, 2018

Statistics indicate that first freeze (28°F) trends for southeast Nebraska are changing, moving slightly later into the fall while those for northwest Nebraska, at the other end of the scale, are not changing. See average first freeze date ranges here.

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Nebraska map showing departure from normal precipitation

A Recap of Weather and Its Effects on the 2018 Crop Season September 20, 2018

Weather data and trends from April through August are reported here and help explain what you're seeing from the cab this fall.

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Nebraska precipitation map based on single point data

Why Do Precipitation Maps for the Same Date and Area Differ? June 28, 2018

Why do precipitation maps for the same storms sometimes appear to report different rainfall amounts? How can you determine which one to use when?

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