Approximately 1.2 million acres of Iowa farm land affected by flooding early this year have not been planted to any crop. There are potential economic and soil environmental consequences of leaving these soils unattended. The long-term damage to soil and water quality in areas of significant flooding need to be considered when planning for next season’s crop.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi and Barnhart, Stephen K., "Plan for 2009 Crop Year by Managing Flooded Soils" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 790.
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