Ohio – Crop damage from flooding “looks grim”

It’s hard to tell whether the corn is going to survive, says expert.

Paulding County flooding has caused significant crop damage. It’s in the middle of being assessed but it looks grim, says reader Kingbum.

There is no doubt that ponding and heavy run-off rain has taken a toll on Paulding County fields, said Ohio State University Extension educator Sarah Noggle.

“In corn areas, it’s hard to tell the affect that it’s had or whether the corn is going to survive,” said Noggle. “In some of the earlier corn, the crops could possibly still be there. In the later planted corn, there are going to be some issues.”

Corn can survive up to four days in standing water, providing that weather conditions are cool, Noggle said. The risk potentially increases in warm weather. She has been getting reports of issues of corn with rootworm.

Noggle said that saturated soil conditions will also provide the optimum conditions for the water molds that are common across the state.

Noggle is also concerned about the soybean and wheat crops.


Thanks to Kingbum for this link


6 thoughts on “Ohio – Crop damage from flooding “looks grim””

  1. US going to have to beg Russia/Ukraine for winter staples?? Or is this local to Ohio?? Would love to hear Mr Putin’s response if shrill Congressmen have to ask Russia to be nice to them……….

  2. Alternative maybe starving, of course the poor and disadvantaged are going to be the first to be dying on the streets, and the cost of our basics are going to be huge, imagine a loaf of bread costing $10.00. May not be far away. Think about what you eat that has corn in it. This comes from an Australian, where we have a drought in our grain growing areas in the east, and they tell us that with El Nino now on the America’s side of the Pacific our chances of rain are extremely low.

  3. While considering this impending food disaster, keep in mind that we convert about one-third of our corn crop into ethanol for use in cars. The fuel value of the ethanol produced is roughly equal to the fuel value of the fossil fuels used to produce, it yielding NO NET GAIN in our fuel supply. Much ado about nothing (except money).

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