Hail Events and Damage

Hailstorm over farmland
Out of the 292 hail damage reports throughout June in Nebraska, 52 were assessed as significant due to the hail's size of 2 inches or greater.

June 2022 was a Very Active Month for Severe Weather in Nebraska

July 7, 2022
June 2022 was a tumultuous month for Nebraska, with 16 days of severe weather events and 292 incidents of hail damage.

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Wheat field day attendees
Figure 1. A wheat field day at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant in Perkins County on June 21.

Wheat Disease Update: Overview of the 2022 Growing Season

June 24, 2022
The major factors that have impacted the wheat crop in 2022 are drought-like conditions — especially in western Nebraska, where freeze damage also caused significant injury — hail, and the virus diseases wheat streak mosaic and barley yellow dwarf.

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Hail damaged corn
Photo by Jenny Rees

JenREESources Extension Blog: Hail Damage Update

June 24, 2022
Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees shares the latest on hail damage recovery, replant options and other concerns to address while waiting for crop insurance adjusters and fields to dry. 

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Hail damaged corn
Hail-damaged corn field in Nebraska. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

After the Storm: Managing Crop Damage

June 23, 2022
Experts in agronomy and agricultural economics from Nebraska Extension's Hail Know team cover options for dealing with damaged commodities from a production perspective and discuss the role of crop insurance.

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Hail damaged wheat

Pre-harvest Hail in 2022 Elevates the Risk for Wheat Streak Mosaic in 2023

June 17, 2022
This year, given the widespread pre-harvest hail in Nebraska wheat, it's crucial to take measures that will minimize the risk of occurrence of wheat streak mosaic in next year’s winter wheat crop. 

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June 7, 2022 hailstorms

Hail Damage Assessment Resources

June 10, 2022
A variety of resources are available to help Nebraska producers affected by recent hail events with assessing damage, recovery and replant options, as well as crop insurance considerations.

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Hail damaged crops
Hail-damaged corn field in Nebraska. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Storm Damage Recovery, Options for Crop Producers to be Covered in June 16 Webinar

June 10, 2022
Experts in agronomy and agricultural economics from Nebraska Extension's Hail Know team will cover options for dealing with damaged commodities from a production perspective and discuss the role of crop insurance.

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Infographic: Hail Events and Damage

Hail impacts many communities and industries on a yearly basis, producing annual economic losses in excess of $1 billion. In this infographic, discover how hail is formed, its seasonal impacts, and why the Great Plains is the right place when it comes to hail-producing storms.

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