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Crops and flooding

Learn more about dealing with flooded fields for different crop types.

Flooding during the growing season

Flooded corn

Corn response during the early growing season, nitrogen management considerations and seedling diseases.

Flooded soybean

How a flood can impact soybean root diseases and nutrient deficiencies. Management tips for handling a flooded crop.

Wheat flooding and waterlogging

Flooding effects on yield and nutrient deficiencies. 

Flooding during harvest or storage

Handling soybean harvest delays due to flooding

Management strategies for soybean harvest, drying and storage when flooding has occurred. 

Managing flooded grain bins

What to do if your grain bin floods. How to salvage your grain, assess grain bin damage and stay safe.

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