Resources for Questions about Horticulture, Gardens and Produce Safety in Flooded Areas
Fruits, vegetables and food safety:
- Flooded Gardens - South Dakota State University
What to do with fruits and vegetables from a home garden that has been flooded. Food safety is a major concern.
- Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens (pdf) - University of Wisconsin Extension
Safety considerations for home gardeners when using produce from gardens that have been flooded.
- Dealing with Flooded Vegetable Fields - Cornell University
How commercial vegetable growers can manage plantings in fields that have been flooded to maintain a high level of food safety.
Trees and landscapes:
- Effects of Flooding on Woody Landscape Plants -University of Wisconsin Extension
Understand what happens to woody plants that are have their roots underwater for a period of time, you best management practices, and their chances of survival.
- Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees (pdf file)- Iowa State University
How long will trees tolerate flooded conditions before they are injured? Understand these and other common questions about the effects of flooding on trees.
- Flooding and Its Effects on Trees- USDA Forest Service
Resources for forestry professionals on management of flood stressed trees.
- Landscape Plants for Moist to Slightly Moist Areas HO-226 (pdf file)- Purdue University Cooperative Extension
Choose landscape plants that are suitable to sites with moist to slightly moist soil.
- Landscape Plants for Wet Areas HO-227 (pdf file)- Purdue University Cooperative Extension
Choose landscape plants that are suitable to sites with wet soil.
View an 8 minute video at left which explains
- reasons for potential tree damage
- identifying the risks
- considering management options
- how to obtain professional guidance
– with John Fech, Extension Educator with UNL Extension and Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor, and Graham Herbst, Forester with the Nebraska Forest Service.