How Can You Reduce Flooding Damage to Vegetable Crops?
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Li, Yuncong, Renuka Rao, and Stewart Reed. 2003. “How Can You Reduce Flooding Damage to Vegetable Crops? SL 206/SS425, 8/2003”. EDIS 2003 (14). Gainesville, FL.


Several management practices have been reported to help crops partially or entirely overcome flood damage. For example, the application of nitrogen (N) fertilizers overcomes N deficiency, while natural or synthetic hormones are used to correct hormone imbalances, and the addition of fungicides help control soil-borne pathogens. We recently conducted a flooding experiment with bush bean, cowpea, and sweet corn. This article recommends some practices to alleviate flooding damage of vegetables. This document is SL 206, one of a series of the Soil and Water Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication Date: August 2003. 

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