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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Establishing Cover Crops for Grazing in Hail-damaged Crop Fields

The main economic factor resulting from wind and hail damage to corn and soybean fields is yield loss through elimination or reduction of grain production. In addition, much of the residue that would usually be available for erosion protection or winter forage is also lost.

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Video: Hail Events and Damage

Seventy percent of Nebraska hail events occur from May to July, with 30% of those occurring in June. When hail strikes, what do you need to do to make informed decisions to manage your crop for the rest of the season? Find out in this video, the first in a series from Nebraska Extension Hail Know. It offers an overview of damage assessment, insurance coverage, crop recovery, replanting considerations, and cover crops.

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