Cropping & Water Systems

 

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Cropping & Water Systems

Nebraska Extension is your trusted source for flood-related information. Visit https://flood.unl.edu as a resource for information in coping with a flood disaster for families, homeowners, businesses & communities, and agriculture. Also, Haskell Ag Lab near Concord is serving as a collection location for Hay donations and fencing materials for livestock owners impacted by the flooding.
As the flood waters recede and we are able to get back in to our farms and ranchers it is important to think about drinking water safety. It is common for private wells to be immersed with the flood waters. The flood waters commonly contain high levels of bacteria such as fecal coliforms and E. coli. These microbes can cause short-term health effects such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. Until your well water has tested negative for bacteria, it is recommend to boil your water at a vigorous boil for 1 minute prior to use.

Anyone wishing to apply fertilizer or pesticides to land or crops in or with water through an on-farm irrigation system must obtain a chemigation applicator certificate.   Check here for more information on the chemigation program and a link to training dates in your area can be found towards the middle of their webpage.

Cedar County's Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates have concluded. Visit https://pested.unl.edu for a list of other private training dates within the state. If you are unable to attend an in-person training you can do a self-study training (take home book & test, pick up at Extension Office), or you can also take an online training. Visit https://pested.unl.edu/certification-and-training for a link to the online self-study program.