PRESS RELEASE: (University of Missouri Extension of Howard County) — “Many crop fields and pasture lands in Missouri were damaged by flood during the spring,” says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock. “Many fields remain unplanted and underwater. Producers may see lasting effects of flood on their soil, crops and pastures.”

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Producers can learn about repairing flood-damaged fields through different management options during upcoming MU Extension workshops in Howard, Chariton, Carroll and Saline counties, Conrow says. They will hear how to clean flood-damaged fields, available cost share options for landowners, restoring soil health and possible planting options.

The 2019 Repairing Flood Damaged Fields Workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations

· Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at the Howard County MU Extension Office in Howard County, 600 W. Morrison, Conf. Room #3, Fayette. Please RSVP by calling 660-248-2272 by Aug. 13

· Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at the Carroll County MU Extension Office, 111 N. Mason St. Rear Basement Entrance, Carrollton. Please RSVP by calling 660-542-1792 by Aug. 19

· Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at the Saline County MU Extension Office, 353 S. Lafayette, Marshall. Please RSVP by calling 660-886-6908 by Aug. 20

· Monday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Chariton County at Rickett’s Farm Services, 29394 Sterling Ave., Salisbury. Please RSVP by calling 660-288-2339 by Aug. 21

MU Extension field specialist in ag engineering, Kent Shannon will discuss how to clean up flood damaged fields. Staff from FSA and NRCS will discuss cost share options for landowners to assist with clean up and restoration. Todd Lorenz and Dhruba Dhakal, field specialists in agronomy, will offer options for restoring soil health and possible planting.