Assessing Hail Damage

Hail damaged corn
Photo by Jenny Rees

JenREESources Extension Blog: Hail Damage Update

June 24, 2022
Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees shares the latest on hail damage recovery, replant options and other concerns to address while waiting for crop insurance adjusters and fields to dry. 

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Hail damaged corn
Hail-damaged corn field in Nebraska. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage

June 23, 2022
Experts in agronomy and agricultural economics from Nebraska Extension's Hail Know team cover options for dealing with damaged commodities from a production perspective and discuss the role of crop insurance.

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June 7, 2022 hailstorms

Hail Damage Assessment Resources

June 10, 2022
A variety of resources are available to help Nebraska producers affected by recent hail events with assessing damage, recovery and replant options, as well as crop insurance considerations.

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Frost damaged soybeans
Heavy residue area with frost-damaged soybean plants. Several rows impacted like this make replant decisions more difficult as often what is seen is the entire length of the field isn’t impacted, just areas of several rows with heavier residue. At first glance, these plants may all seem dead, but it’s been interesting to see what may be surviving when the residue is pulled back. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Assessing Plant Recovery and Replant Considerations

May 27, 2022
Nebraska Extension recommendations on evaluating fields that were affected by crusting, hail, wind and frost damage this past week in order to make plant recovery or replant decisions.

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Hail damaged corn
Image 1. July 9 hail damage 10 miles west of Hemingford (corn).

Farmers: Know How to Respond to Hail Damage

July 19, 2021
In the aftermath of the severe hail, farmers have numerous tasks to complete before replanting or destroying damaged crops. CropWatch's Hail Know resource can assist producers with each step of the process.

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Cattle grazing pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Quality Hay, Weather Stress on Forages

July 14, 2021
Tips for harvesting quality hay, assessing hail damage in perennial forages, and heat stress effects on alfalfa harvest.

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Hail damaged corn
Corn around V10-11 with leaves stripped due to hail damage. (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Making Decisions on Weather Damaged Crops, Summer Grazing Precautions

July 7, 2021
Considerations for selling wheat straw during increased demand, avoiding hazards that accompany grazing summer annual forages, and options for crops that have been severely damaged by wind and hail.

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Hail damaged corn
Corn around V10-11 with leaves stripped due to hail damage. In this case, much of the corn will recover and look better in 10-14 days. Watch stalk bruising to see if stalk rot sets in. There are fields with hail damage at lower stalks with weakened plants that easily break. Soybeans at R1 (beginning flowering) reduced to sticks north of Stromsburg and in Hordville area. Soybeans with damage like this at the R1 stage can have the greatest yield loss in spite of seeing new buds regrowing with the warm weather. Another concern will be weed control going forward. (Photos by Jenny Rees)

Mid-Season Hail Damage Assessments in Corn and Soybeans

June 25, 2021
When severe storms and hail hit your corn and soybean fields, it's important to estimate yield losses to determine the need for future inputs and alternative management strategies. This guide offers steps to evaluate mid-season hail damage and estimate potential yield losses.

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