Hail

Hail Know

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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Late herbicide application in corn after hail
Figure 1. Late herbicide application in a corn field following a June hail event in Dodge County in 2014.

Weed Management Considerations Following Hail Damage to Corn or Soybean July 12, 2018

Following a hail event, crop canopy development can be severely delayed or damaged, which can lead to increased weed development and pressure. This story looks at factors to consider when selecting among mid-season weed control options in storm-damaged fields.

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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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Considerations for Forage Cover Crops after Hail in Corn and Soybean July 9, 2018

If you were hit hard by hail and need to cover your fields, forage cover crops can provide an opportunity for haying or grazing as well as a protective plant layer. Plant selection is a key factor in successfully managing production.

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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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Chart showing estimated yields of various populations per planting date

Severe Storms and Hail-Damaged Crops: Steps for Making the Right Decisions June 14, 2018

After recent severe storms that rolled across parts of Nebraska, growers are encouraged to wait 7-10 days to fully assess crop damage and determine next management steps. Research-based estimated yields from replanting now are included.

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The Hail Know website offers timely information to help farmers respond when hail strikes their crops.
The Hail Know website offers timely information to help farmers respond when hail strikes their crops.

When Hail Strikes, Find Answers at Hail Know March 22, 2018

Hail strikes Nebraska crops each year, creating uncertainty and questions for farmers: “Does the level of damage warrant replanting or will the remaining stand yield better than a replant would? How should I adjust inputs for the remaining season? Would a cover crop be cost effective?”

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Hailed corn
Hailed corn

Correct Timing Makes the Best Silage August 17, 2017

Correct moisture and timing are critical to making good silage. Too wet and the product may be sour and less palatable. Too dry and it may be hard to pack and store. Just right and you'll make good feed and more profit.

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