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Flooding has been a major problem in some areas ravaging fruit and vegetable gardens. The safest practice is to discard all flooded plants and produce.
A flood is devastating to homes, livelihoods and infrastructure. After waters recede there’s one area of concern that might be overlooked – the safety of garden produce. There are a...
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Agricultural engineer and flood expert gives advice on preparing your country home and acreage for a flood.
Have a plan to “shelter in place” if roads become impassable, says Ken Hellevang, a North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and flood expert. The shelter...
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Work the leftover gunk into the soil or remove it
Flooding from a prolonged heavy rain, swollen rivers, and even levee breaches can ruin crops and create a real mess in farm fields. Farmers are left with the challenge of how to manage and revitalize...
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Flooding delays hay harvest and adds deadly debris and bacteria to grazing areas.
Wicked storms give livestock owners two kinds of headaches: declining hay quality and increased concern for livestock health due debris and bacteria stirred by floodwater. Saturated ground make it...
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Dams and gnawing teeth can cause a lot of damage.
I heard about a guy in Minnesota who planted a grove of new trees on his acreage. He went out on his porch one morning to drink his coffee and found all the trees had been cut down by beavers...
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A flooded well could have all kinds of nasty things in it
A well that’s been inundated with floodwater could end up with debris, bacteria, and other contaminants in your drinking water. It has to be cleaned out and tested before it’s safe for...
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As the flood waters recede and homeowners move their attention from wet basements to their landscapes, they may find themselves a bit overwhelmed. Nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers...
Assess damage and manage hazards As the flood waters recede and homeowners move their attention from wet basements to their landscapes, they may find themselves a bit overwhelmed. Nationally...
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Land that floods easily may be a candidate for the Wetlands Reserve Program. It would preserve habitat for migratory birds and wildlife, improve water quality, and help reduce flooding. Radio...