When floods damage a field, recovery may not be a simple as the producer may think. The University of Missouri Extension service is offering programs around the region on repairing flood-damaged fields. University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock, Heather Conrow says Many crop fields and pasturelands in Missouri were damaged by flooding during the spring. She says many fields remain unplanted and underwater and producers may see lasting effects of flooding on their soil, crops and pastures.
The 2019 Repairing Flood-Damaged Fields Workshop will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the following locations in the local counties.
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at the Carroll County MU Extension Office, 111 N. Mason St. Rear Basement Entrance, Carrollton. Please RSVP by calling 660-542-1792 by Aug. 19.
Monday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Chariton County at Rickett’s Farm Services, 29394 Sterling Ave., Salisbury. Please RSVP by calling 660-288-2339 by Aug. 21.
Extension Field Specialist in Ag Engineering, Kent Shannon will discuss how to clean up flood-damaged fields. FSA and NRCS Staff will discuss cost-share options for landowners to assist with clean up and restoration. Experts in agronomy will also be on hand to offer options for restoring soil health and possible planting.