Hail Events and Damage

Cattle in pasture during storm
As replanting severely hailed corn or soybeans fields are likely not good options at this point in the growing season, producers may want to consider planting forage by first contacting their insurance company to discuss options.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Forage Considerations for Hail, High Temperatures

July 26, 2023
Extension educators review warm- and cool-season grass production during periods of extreme heat, preparing for corn silage harvest and forage options for corn and soybean fields with severe hail damage.

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Hail-damaged soybean

Hail Damage to Soybean in Reproductive Stages and Options

July 14, 2023
Nebraska Extension educators and specialists share replant recommendations for soybean producers recently affected by hailstorm damage.

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Hail-damaged corn

Hail Damage to Late Vegetative to Silking Corn and Options

July 3, 2024
For producers with crop damage from recent hailstorms, the timing of storms, crop development stage, field damage, subsoil moisture and insurance are important factors to consider when deciding the next course of action.

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Hailed field
Hail on July 8 took corn down to the stalk in some areas of Nebraska. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Annual Forage Options After Hail

July 14, 2023
Before planting forages in fields where your crop was destroyed by hail, take a moment to review these financial management and cropping system considerations.

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This Week on N Field: Hail Damage on Corn

July 13, 2023
A review of the immediate and long-term impacts of hail damage on corn to assist producers with decision-making for the remainder of the growing season.

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Hail Damage to Crops in Scotts Bluff Area

July 6, 2023
Extension experts weigh in on recent hail impacts in Nebraska and options producers should take into consideration regarding weed and disease control for damaged crops.

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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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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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