Figure 1. The degree of damage from standing water in this field will depend on several factors and likely will lead to direct yield losses or indirect losses from increased disease pressure.
Figure 1. The degree of damage from standing water in this field will depend on several factors and likely will lead to direct yield losses or indirect losses from increased disease pressure.

Response of Germinating and Early Season Soybeans to Flooding

May 30, 2019
Injury to germinating and seedling soybean from flooding depends on several factors, including soybean growth stage, flood duration, and air and soil temperature and varies the varieties. Pythium and Phytophthora are two diseases to scout for after flooding.

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Options for Removing Sand Deposited by Floods

May 10, 2019
Once waters receded after the March 2019 floods, many Nebraskans found sand and sediment deposited on their fields and properties. The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality offers several options for sand removal, one of which requires US Army Corps approval.

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Updates on Federal Programs to Aid Flood Recovery

May 3, 2019
Funds were made available or application deadlines were extended for three USDA NRCS flood recovery programs.

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Sand-covered pasture near Ravenna
Spring flooding left deposits of sand and silt on many acres of river-frontage property, such as this pasture near Ravenna. A May 13 workshop will look at treatments and practices to recover these acres for production.

Workshop: Recovering River Frontage Ag Land

May 2, 2019
After spring flooding, many river frontage pastures and crop fields were left with sand and silt deposits ranging from a few inches to up to three feet. Recovering that land for production will be the focus of a May 13 on-site workshop near Ravenna.

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Photo of a farmer in contemplation in a field

New Wellness Resources for Farm and Ranch Families

April 26, 2019
Agriculture is a stressful occupation and while it provides numerous rewards, it does not come without challenges. These tips and resources can help you and your family better understand the effects of stress on your health and manage them.

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Ducks swim amid a flooded unharvested corn field whose value as farmable land will be reduced this year. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Property Taxes and Flood Damage

April 23, 2019
A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would establish a process for reducing the value of land and buildings damaged by natural disaster. See how this process would work if passed in its current language.

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Scotch thistle

Watch for Invasive Plants After the Flood

April 23, 2019
Flood waters likely moved weed seeds, possibly introducing invasive or particularly problematic weeds in new areas of the state. Management of many of these weed species is best achieved early season when several practices may be integrated to achieve control.

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After flood waters recede, fields and farms have been left with layers of loose cornstalk debris that needs to be deposed of.

Stuck on Stalks? Consider These Options for Managing Loose Cornstalks

April 19, 2019
When flood waters receded in farm areas, loose cornstalks were left everywhere, often in wide areas more than 4 inches deep, complicating early season field work. Consider which of these management options might work best for your operation and conditions.

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