Flood damaged grain bin

Grain Vacuum Services/Rentals/Suppliers

March 22, 2019
Key points for managing stored grain that may have been contaminated by flood waters and a list of businesses providing grain vacuuming services or equipment to safely remove clean, unaffected grain from the side or top of a bin.

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Hay and Fencing Collection Sites

March 21, 2019
Donations of hay and fencing can be made at several desiginated sites in Nebraska for livestock owners/managers who were impacted by the recent adverse weather events.

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Aerial shot of grain bins in standing flood water
Flooded farmstead in northeast Nebraska where grain bins are in standing flood water. Here's how to manage stored grain which may have become contaminated by recent flooding. (Photo by Lee Valley, Inc.)

Flooding and Stored Grain

March 20, 2019
Updated: Flood-damaged grain is contaminated and at higher risk for mold. This Iowa State University story discusses how to manage stored grain that may have been exposed to flood waters.

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Ensuring Safe Well Water After a Flood

March 15, 2019
If you're concerned your private well may have been contaminated by flood water, here are some considerations for protecting your well, testing your water, and how to treat it if necessary.

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Coping with Stress During a Crisis

March 15, 2019
Is your family trying to cope with the added challenges brought on by Mother Nature this week? This article offers tips for helping your family cope, based on UNL research with more than 24,000 families. Stay Strong! Stay Resilient!

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Figure 1. With more rains mid-week Logan Creek left its bank, covering farmland in its path in Dodge County (Photos by Nathan Mueller)

Information and Resources for Flooded Fields

June 28, 2018
Following heavy rains in northeast Nebraska this week, many growers are facing some tough decisions. This offers information and resources to aid in assessment and decision-making.

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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.

Flooding and Ponding in Soybeans

June 22, 2018
Soybean plants are generally able to withstand a fair amount of flooding in the short term; however, diseases favored by wet conditions may become a problem for the rest of the season. Research shows the length of time the soil is wet and the type of soil will affect plant injury and survival.

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Corn growing in flooded soil

Flooding and Ponding in Corn

June 22, 2018
Ponding or flooding of fields affects corn differently at different stages, depending on duration of flooding and other factors. Growers should assess the potential for nitrogen loss and increase scouting for corn disease in these fields.

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