Storm Damage

Flooded field at ENREEC
Heavy rains in late May 2024 flood the fields of the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Q/A: What Impact Does Flooding and Saturated Soils Have on Wheat and Alfalfa?

May 24, 2024
Extension insights on crop recovery, disease and harvest considerations for flooded wheat and alfalfa fields.

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Christine Wittich, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a five-year, $615,387 Faculty Early Career Development Program award grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the structural engineering of steel grain bins. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Wittich Aims to Strengthen Grain Bins Against Earthquakes, Wind Storms

May 23, 2024
UNL Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Christine Wittich is filling a gap in research on improving the vulnerabilities of steel grain bins, which could one day lead to different construction standards.

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This Week on N Field: Severe Weather

April 5, 2024
Are you prepared for severe weather in 2024? In this episode, extension reviews some of the most important aspects of preparing for weather-related emergencies on the farm.

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This Week on N Field: Bomb Cyclone

April 5, 2024
Nebraska Extension Educator Amy Timmerman reflects on how the 2019 bomb cyclone affected Nebraskans, both then and now, and where individuals can seek help to cope with lingering impacts.

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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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Wind-Damage to Corn

July 16, 2020
Prior to storms July 8-9, plants were nearing tassel, a critical time for photosynthesis and pollination. These storms resulted in “flattened” corn from lodging/leaning in addition to bent and snapped plants. "Recovery" depends on a variety of factors.

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Crop Insurance and Irrigating Storm Damaged Fields

July 16, 2020
With recent storm damage, the following are resources and considerations when it comes to crop insurance and irrigating storm damaged fields.

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Aug. 13 Meetings Outline Post-Hail Crop Options

August 10, 2018
Nebraska Extension is hosting two After the Storm programs Monday, Aug. 13, to look at expectations for progress of hailed crops and management options going forward, including grain storage, cover crops, silage, and forage.

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