COUNTY AG NEWS

Floating away

After what was a long stretch of time without rain this summer, the county is now facing the exact opposite problem. With flooding in much of southern Wisconsin, many roads are still closed for safety reasons.

If you are one of the folks impacted by flooding or water damage, please know that there are resources out there to help you. Often there are community resources available for times of need, but you do have to ask for help. Check with your local land and water conservation department, health department, etc. as often they have resources or information waiting to help you out.

One of the things that UW-Extension always tries to focus on timely topics and providing resources to the communities that it serves.  Over the years, a few flooding resources have been developed that you may find useful

UW-Extension flood recovery information

“Recovering flooded for-ages,” available at https://goo.gl/DX2sXp, retired Agronomy forage specialist, Dan Undersander, discusses options on managing flooded fields and pastures once the water recedes.

“Assessing flood damage to soybeans,” available at https://goo.gl/dGkZDZ, Agronomy soybean & wheat specialist, Shawn Conley, discusses the impact flooding has on soybean fields.

“Flooding effects on corn,” available at https://goo.gl/rD9sHd, Agronomy corn specialist, Joe Lauer, discusses the impact of flooding on corn, including harvest considerations.

“Salvaging stored wet feed and grain,” available at https://goo.gl/GtCM5q, discusses considerations for dealing with feed or grain that may have gotten wet during flooded conditions.

“Safely using produce from flooded gardens,” available at https://goo.gl/DqKSzW, Food Safety specialist, Barb Ingham, discusses important safety considerations when evaluating if produce is safe to consume or not after wet conditions.

“Effects of flooding on woody landscape plants,” available at https://goo.gl/Vy4ocP, Woody plant horticulture specialist, Laura Jull, discusses care of plants after being impacted by flooding.

“Rain gardens: a how-to manual for homeowners,” available at https://goo.gl/kJHKMG, discusses the use of strategic plantings in low lying areas to reduce runoff and pollutants into storm drains and water treatment facilities.

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