Corn silage
For high quality silage, inoculants alongside proper harvesting and storage can reduce the risk of spoilage and maintain its condition.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Inoculants, Thinning and Heat-stressed Alfalfa

August 11, 2022
Extension recommendations on using inoculants to preserve corn silage quality, the best grasses to interseed in alfalfa and timing for cutting alfalfa hay in heat-stressed conditions.

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Departure from normal temps map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — Aug. 2, 2022

August 4, 2022
Though high temperatures and minimal precipitation chances are expected to continue through the first 10 days of August, a possible break from the current heat event may develop in the second half of the month.

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Grasshopper in pasture
With grasshopper populations flourishing in dry conditions statewide, the reduced agent/area treatment can be an effective control technique for pastures and rangeland.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Drought-stressed Corn and Milo, Controlling Grasshoppers

August 2, 2022
Considerations for harvesting drought-stressed corn or milo, grasshopper control in pastures and rangeland, and taking inventory of fall/winter feed and hay.

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August temp outlook

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 26, 2022

July 28, 2022
Another round of extended heat is likely for the first week of August, with the possibility for precipitation beginning Aug. 6.

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Drought-stressed corn
If considering drought-stressed corn for livestock feed this year, remember to check the labels of any chemicals applied to the corn for grazing, haying or harvesting restrictions.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Managing Volunteer Wheat, Drought-stressed Corn Options

July 27, 2022
Solutions for managing volunteer wheat in cooperation with neighbors, grazing heat-stressed forages and deciding on a course for drought-stressed corn.

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Farmer in field

Resources to Support Farmers and Ranchers Dealing with Stress

July 21, 2022
Complex factors such as markets, long work hours and weather can have a significant influence on the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. If you or someone you know needs help, there are numerous programs available for Nebraskans.

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Precipitation rankings map

June Ranks in Top 10 Driest on Record for Nebraska

July 15, 2022
Despite numerous severe weather events, June 2022 was Nebraska's seventh driest on record, with 76% of the state in drought.

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July 5 drought map

Weekly Agricultural Weather Update — July 12, 2022

July 15, 2022
Precipitation totals expected throughout the next 10 days are low and likely won't offset current high water use demand by warm-season crops.

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