Record sized hail

The Hail Storm: Why Here? Why Now?

Hail impacts many communities and industries each year, causing annual economic losses in excess of $1 billion. Hail can occur anywhere in the world; however, the topography and geography of the United States favor the development of tornadoes and strong hail-producing thunderstorms.

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Infographic: Replanting Considerations

Hail causes the most uncertainty in late May through June due to plant growth stage and the final crop insurance planting date. During this time, many farmers find themselves asking the replant question. This infographic highlights what factors to consider when making the decision to replant or not.

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Infographic: Cover Crops

If replanting after a hail event is not an option, integrating cover crops into post-hail management practices may be an option. This infographic shares what you need to know about cover crops: benefits, interseeding, and selection.

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In-Season Must-Do's

Evaluating and recording crop progress each week will be helpful in determining the extent of crop damage.

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Early Season Must-Do's

A number of factors should be considered when evaluating early season crop damage.

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Late Season Must-Do's

Use this time to evaluate production practices used and plan for next year’s crop.

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How To’s of Crop Damage Assessment

Identify the plant growth stage. If it’s difficult to determine, use planting date and growing degree days as a guide.

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Managing Post-Hail Threats from Disease and Insects

Hail damage to plants can increase the likelihood of inoculation of some plant pathogens and infestation of some insect pests. These organisms can increase yield losses and, in some cases, make grain unmarketable.

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