Lebanon Crop Management Video


09 September 2011

Managing Flood Damaged Crops

There are alot of concerns with the crops that have been flooded yesterday.  The givens are that many sewage treatment plants have release some or all potentially untreated waste down stream. Further many homes at industrial sites also might have materials of  unknown origin down stream. Corn is flat and near the soil surface which will increase the soil that is left on or near the plants. No one call tell what might be in the field but there is some advice on how to manage these flooded crops.  Here is a link to several useful materials.  Dr. Greg Roth is working on some more information out within the coming days that will be available for media and news purposes. Further we are also working on an Emergency meeting for farmers to learn more about how to deal with the wind and now the flooded crops. Here is a picture that Dean DeVore a fellow Blue Bander sent to me of the area of Clarks Creek a few minutes ago.

Managing Flood Damaged Crops
Sink Hole Management and Repair

Information about preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies can be found at the Pennsylvania Extension Disaster Education Network website at http://extension.psu.edu/prepare.  Link on Emergency Readiness, and then, Flood Resources.
The National Extension Initiative (eXtension) has a Disaster Issues area, including Floods and Agriculture Disaster Preparedness. Visit; http://www.extension.org/ and select Disaster Issues. Additional information for production agriculture can be found at; http://www.readyag.psu.edu/
Each County Extension office as a set of three ring binders, and a CD of the Extension Disaster Handbook.  There is a section for floods.  The url for the web-based version is; http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/masterfr.htm

EDEN has a floods and flooding topics page at; http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Floods/Pages/Default.aspx There are a variety of credible resources listed.

One of the EDEN resources that has been distributed and utilized nationally is First Steps to Flood Recovery.  This is an outstanding, easily used resource;  http://www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/index.html  Consider providing hard copies of this material for those without electricity, or without internet access.  This information is important for those returning to a flooded home  and includes sections on Help your Family, People with Disabilities, Care of Pets and Livestock, Reentering Buildings, Damaged Food, Drinking Water/Well Water,  Salvaging Keepsakes, Salvaging Furniture, Large Electrical Appliances, Carpets and Flooring, Drywall and Insulation, Contacting Your Insurance Company, and Government and Community Support.

The state of North Dakota has experienced unprecedented flooding recently. Their Extension system has made available a variety of flood related resources for Extension to share with the public.  http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood/

Local County Animal Response Teams (CART) can provide assistance for pets and animals. See; http://sart.psu.edu/ and select your county.

We have an opportunity/obligation to provide valuable information to those affected by the flooding.  Please consider providing this information and these resources to our public.

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