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While you can't prevent hail damage to your crops, you can prepare for it. Get the information you need to make timely management decisions relative to risk management, damage assessment, replanting, and cover crops at the Nebraska Extension Hail Know website.

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Making Silage from Late-Season Hail-Damaged Corn August 29, 2018

For corn growers with cattle or whose neighbors have cattle, making silage from late-season hail-damaged corn can be a good option. Here's what to consider.

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Figure 1. Severely hail-damaged corn field where the ears are the top-most part of the plant. Following severe hail damage, cover crops can offer a variety of benefits from using available nitrogen to aiding weed control. (Photos by Jenny Rees)

Cover Crop Considerations Following Late-Season Hail Storms August 24, 2018

Cover crops offer a number of benefits in fields sustaining late-season hail damage, but should be planted soon to provide sufficient time for growth. A guide covers various cover crops and their use, seeding rates, and seeding method.

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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 in Howard County Aug. 16, 2018

Photo Report of Hail Damage in Howard County August 17, 2018

Photos by Extension Educator Troy Ingram of extensive hail and storm damage after an Aug. 16 storm in Howard County. Includes video on benefits of planting cover crops into fields devastated by late-season hail.

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Aug. 13 Meetings Outline Post-Hail Crop Options August 10, 2018

Nebraska Extension is hosting two After the Storm programs Monday, Aug. 13, to look at expectations for progress of hailed crops and management options going forward, including grain storage, cover crops, silage, and forage.

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Q&A: What are Some Forage Options for Hailed Soybeans? August 1, 2018

Before using hailed soybean for grazing or planting in a cover crop intended for forage, there are several important things you'll want to check.

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Corn field devastated by hail in a June 30 storm in southwest Nebraska. Links to full article

Options for Hailed Crops Meeting July 17 in Holdrege July 12, 2018

Nebraska Extension in Phelps and Gosper counties is hosting a meeting July 17 in Holdrege to explore management options for hail-damaged crop fields. The meeting will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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