Hail Know

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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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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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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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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Corn with wrapped leaves in response to hail
Figure 1. Corn plant exhibiting abnormal growth (wrapped or tied leaves) after being damaged by hail. (Photos by Justin McMechan)

Evaluating Early-Season Hail Damage in Corn May 25, 2017

Factors to consider when assessing early-season hail damage in corn. Growers urged to wait 7-10 days after hail to make full assessment.

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US map of hail events

Hail: Pre- and Post-Event Risk Management Considerations May 25, 2017

Severe weather, especially hail, is common during the Nebraska growing season. The impact to crops, structures, and equipment can be devastating, but planning and responding properly can save you time, money, and stress.

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