Early summer hail and flooding
Corn and soybean
Assessing crop survivability and feasibility of replanting after a mid-June hail event.
Hail can have a long-term effect on the crop, making it more vulnerable to diseases and insect pests. This article explores whether fungicide applications make a difference.
Several studies suggest foliar fungicides do not consistently reduce disease or increase yield in hail-damaged corn
Assessing crop recovery potential, plant populations and yield impacts from early July hail events.
A guide to help growers evaluate damage due to factors like hail, insect feeding, and flooding, and make the decision whether or not replanting is necessary.
Make informed replant decisions based off of university research on plant populations, planting dates, and plant damage.
In flooded or hailed-out fields, herbicides applied earlier in the growing season can influence management decisions. Crop News, 2014
Agronomic and disease issues for corn and soybean exposed to prolonged periods of high soil moisture and cool temperatures.
Wet soils, slow emergence, and delayed planting created favorable conditions for seedling diseases.
Excessive soil moisture and fluctuating temperatures make this a good time to check fields for seedling disease and efficacy of seed treatments. Crop News, 2014
Recommendations for salvaging flood-damaged grain
Emergency forages and cover crops
Replant considerations and management options when replanting is not feasible.
Corn and small grains can be affected by fallow syndrome, but cover crops can reduce risks. Crop News, 2014
Crop News, 2013
Table of cover crop options along with their suggested planting date. (331 K PDF)
Forage yield and quality analysis of emergency forage crops at two Minnesota locations. Greenbook 2004 – Minnesota Department of Agriculture (3.8 MB PDF)