Nutrient Management Issues for 2019 March 29, 2019

The impact on soil nutrient availability after the March snowmelt/heavy rainfall event is highly variable. The following describes what to consider in areas of little, moderate, and severe harmful effects.

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Disaster-Related Tax Relief March 28, 2019

Due to the President's recent disaster declaration, individuals and businesses in several counties may qualify for tax relief. This covers an extended tax filing deadline, casualty losses, and how to request free copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers.

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Flooded cropland in eastern Nebraska. Photo by William Dodd)
In areas where cropland was flooded, should rental rates be adjusted for 2019? Landlord-tenant communication this spring is recommended to address this question.

Should Leases be Adjusted for Flood-Damaged Farm Ground? March 28, 2019

This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.

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Flooded farmstead and grain bins
Flood-soaked grain is almost certain to be contaminated and present some unique challenges for disposal. (Photo by Lee Valley, Inc.)

Disposing of Flood-Soaked Grains and Forages March 28, 2019

Regulatory considerations and recommended actions for managing flood-soaked grains and forages no longer usable for food or feed.

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Donated hay bales accumulate at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. (Photo by Deloris Pittman - Nebraska Extension)
Donated hay bales accumulate at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. (Photo by Deloris Pittman - Nebraska Extension)

Nebraska Extension Resources for Flood Victims March 27, 2019

Nebraska Extension offers a number of resources for flood response and recovery, from how to safely reenter homes and work in contaminated areas to testing domestic wells for bacteria.

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Bureau of Reclamation Wyoming Area Office Snow Water Content graph for the Seminoe Reservoir

Rocky Mountain Snowmelt Runoff Above Average March 27, 2019

The preliminary outlook is for a high level of snowmelt runoff for the North Platte River this spring.

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Eastern Nebraska field covered with sand in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lee Valley, Inc.)
Eastern Nebraska field covered with sand in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Lee Valley, Inc.)

Repairing Flood-Damaged Fields March 25, 2019

Lessons learned from the 2011 Missouri River flood in Nebraska and Iowa offer valuable information for growers initiating recovery measures following the 2019 flood.

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Flooded center pivot east of Schuyler (Photo by Aaron Nygren)
Flooded center pivot east of Schuyler (Photo by Aaron Nygren)

Management Recommendations for Irrigation Equipment Affected by Flooding March 25, 2019

As waters drain and soils dry out, part of the recovery process will include checking irrigation systems for damage and performing maintenance/repair before those systems can be used. Here's what to check in your power unit, irrigation well, and center pivot.

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