Climate Extension


July Recap and August Forecasts for Temperatures and Rain

8/16/2018 – July's above normal temperatures are quickening corn maturity. Forecasts for August and early September see limited potential for precipitation.  Continue the story
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University Climate and Crops Open House Aug. 14 in Northeast Nebraska

8/2/2018 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord will host a climate and crops open house on Aug. 14.The morning session will feature sessions on a variety of topics including heat stress in livestock, climate change on insects in northeast Nebraska, climate trends and projections, Nebraska farm real estate, and the farm bill.   Continue the story
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7 new weather stations installed

7/18/2018 – So far in 2018, seven weather stations have been added to the Nebraska Mesonet, our statewide network operated out of the Nebraska State Climate Office. The total is more than have been installed in a year since 2004, and an eighth is likely to be installed by the end of summer.  Continue the story
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Nebraska Extension Issue Teams

Nebraska faces critical issues we must address to make our world a better place. Many of these issues are complex, multidisciplinary, and challenging, yet they present us with great opportunities to help shape a future that is promising for our state and nation. Climate Variation is one of the issue themes and is lead by Tyler Williams.


CropWatch is a central resource for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension information on crop production and pest management. It is written by Extension Educators and Specialists and produced by IANR Media in the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Applied Climate and Spatial Science Mission Area

Faculty, staff and students in Applied Climate and Spatial Sciences work to advance our understanding of the climate-water-human-environmental nexus. The mission area is bolstered by internationally recognized centers, nationally recognized units, and laboratories representing local to global scales of study and long-term environmental monitoring programs.

Useful to Usable

This project focused on improving the usability of climate information for agricultural production in the Midwestern United States. A diverse team of biophysical and social scientists from nine Midwestern universities spent six years working with the agricultural community to develop climate-based decision support tools and resources to enhance farm resilience to a variable and changing climate.

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Weather Ready Nebraska

Through programs and resources that focus on identifying vulnerabilities and prioritizing actions. Nebraska Extension is committed to helping agricultural producers, businesses, and communities increase resiliency in the face of hard times related to weather.

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