Normal precipitation July to August

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 30, 2022

September 1, 2022
A warmer and drier pattern is favored to continue for most of the first half of September — temperatures are anticipated to be in the 80s and mid-90s until Sept. 12, when cooler weather may move into Nebraska.

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Droughty soybeans
Grazing and ensiling may be the easiest ways for growers to handle drought-stressed soybeans this year.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Salvaging Drought-stressed Soybeans as Forages, Grasshopper Control

August 30, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators review forage considerations for growers faced with droughty soybeans, tips on measuring stands and assessing alfalfa field health, and thresholds where grasshopper control may be warranted.

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Drought monitor

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 23, 2022

August 25, 2022
There's little relief in sight from intensifying drought conditions across the state — temperatures will remain in the 80s and mid-90s next week, with a small chance of showers Aug. 28 in eastern Nebraska.

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With its rapid regrowth rates, orchardgrass is an excellent option to add to a cool-season grass mixture for late summer forage planting.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Valuing Drought Forage, Late Summer Planting, Managing High Nitrates

August 24, 2022
Insights on how forage prices should be adjusted this year for droughty crops, the optimal grasses for late summer forage planting and how to manage high nitrates in forages.

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National temperature rankings

Drought Covers 76% of Nebraska by End of July

August 18, 2022
Sustained heat in the high 90s and 100s combined with below-normal precipitation throughout July led to increased drought stress across Nebraska, with severe implications for pasture and sorghum conditions heading into August. 

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Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 17. 2022

August 18, 2022
The current forecast holds a slightly cooler trend for Nebraska in August, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to low 90s through the end of the month and widespread precipitation anticipated Aug. 19-20 and Aug. 24-26.

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Corn silage

Pasture and Forage Minute: Storage Considerations for Corn Silage and Hay

August 17, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share recommendations on harvesting and storing drought-stressed corn for silage, and the most efficient ways to minimize hay bale weather loss.

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Precipitation map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 9, 2022

August 11, 2022
Heat is expected to dominate in the central Plains over the next two weeks, and with few precipitation opportunities, further warm-season crop deterioration is anticipated.

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