Pasture and Forage Minute: Rain and Hail Damage, Preventing Window Disease
June 20, 2022
Extension insights on reducing rain damage to hay, assessing hail damage to forage crops, and preventing window disease in alfalfa.
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.
Revenue Protection Crop Insurance and Prices Rising from Spring to Fall
July 28, 2021
This UNL Agricultural Economics article reviews how revenue protection crop insurance works when prices rise from the spring to the fall.
Resources for Early-Season Crop Damage
June 12, 2020
With crop damage occurring in the forms of hail, wind and flooding early in this growing season, the following are resources that can help you in making decisions.
Freeze Damage to Alfalfa
April 15, 2020
April freeze nips alfalfa. Extent of damage varies based on numerous factors, but no management actions are recommended.
Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss
November 3, 2017
While sustained high winds for several days in late October was likely the final catalyst, a number of factors may have led up to increased ear drop in corn. This article looks at potential factors throughout the season that may have eventually led to a challenging harvest.
How windy was it? A look at Nebraska gusts Oct. 23-27
November 2, 2017
As evidenced by field after field of broken corn stalks and ears lying on the ground, the Nebraska plains were swept by winds of 30-50 mph, often over a sustained period, Oct. 23-27. Two tables show the peak gusts as well as how many hours in a given day two sites experienced high winds.
Assessing and Harvesting Downed Corn
October 26, 2012
Also see Robert Klein's photo essay on an operation's effort to harvest downed corn and a related segment on YouTube from the November 2 Market Journal story with Rick Rasby.