Purdue flood website offers resources for rebuilding

July 9, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Extension Disaster Education Network has compiled a number of informational resources on a new website to help agricultural producers and homeowners affected by this summer's destructive floods in Indiana.

The site includes instructional videos, background materials, news stories and how-to guides produced by Extension experts. Topics covered on the site include crops and livestock, agribusiness, residential flooding, horticulture and gardening, financial management, mold control, food safety and managing stress.

The site will be updated regularly as additional resources become available.

"Those who have lost crops or personal property face many decisions going forward. By providing these resources, we hope to help people make choices with confidence," said Michael Schutz, director of Extension's agriculture and natural resources programs in the state.

Resources available on the site include:

* Creating a Healthy Home, a field guide to cleaning up flooded homes.

* Septic Systems in Flooded and Wet Soil Conditions, an Extension publication offering specific suggestions for what homeowners should do before, during and after flooding to protect their water supply, health and septic system.

* Assessing Available Nitrogen from Fall- and Spring-Applied Nitrogen Applications, a detailed report by Extension specialists Bob Nielsen and Jim Camberato on treating nitrogen-deficient crops.

* "Cover Crops Could Help Save Soil in Flooded Fields," a news report on recommendations by agronomist Eileen Kladivko on how to preserve soil nutrients in flooded fields by planting cover crops.

To access the site, go to: www.purdue.edu/floods.

To join Purdue Extension experts and others in a continuing discussion of flood-related issues, use the Twitter hashtag INFloods15. 

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, dpack@purdue.edu 

Source: Michael Schutz, 765-494-9478, mschutz@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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