Assessing Hail Damage

Screen capture from Weed Scientist Chris Proctor's video on managing weeds after hail

New Late-Season Hail Videos Added to Hail Know

August 24, 2018
This week four new videos were added to the Hail Know section in CropWatch to address crop assessment and management options after late-season hail, including weed management, cover crops, and forage options.

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Hailed corn

Mid-Season Hail Damage Assessments in Corn and Soybeans

June 21, 2018
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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Infographic: Crop Damage Assessment

If your field was on the receiving end of a hail-producing storm, you may have a lot of questions. What should I do first? When should I scout my fields for damage? Who should I contact and when? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this infographic.

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In-Season Must-Do's

Evaluating and recording crop progress each week will be helpful in determining the extent of crop damage.

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Early Season Must-Do's

A number of factors should be considered when evaluating early season crop damage.

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Late Season Must-Do's

Use this time to evaluate production practices used and plan for next year’s crop.

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How To’s of Crop Damage Assessment

Identify the plant growth stage. If it’s difficult to determine, use planting date and growing degree days as a guide.

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Video: Hail Damage Assessment

Be confident in accurately assessing hail damage to crops and the potential for regrowth and recovery or the need to replant with research-based information from Nebraska Extension.

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