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Flood Recovery Management for Forages

July 7, 2015

Flood Recovery Management for Forages

John Jennings, Paul Beck, and Kenny Simon

Flood damage to forages can be quite variable depending on several factors. Damage is lower on dormant forage than on growing forage and is also lower during cool air and water temperatures than during warm temperatures. Some references indicate survival of some grasses after 60 days of submersion when water temperatures are 50⁰ F or less, but can be killed within 24 hours when water temperatures are 86⁰ F or higher. Damage is less in areas of moving water compared to standing, stagnant water. Sedimentation on leaves and crowns in standing water increases injury.

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