Crops and soils flood resources
The 2019 Missouri flood began in March as winter precipitation rapidly melted throughout the Upper Midwest. Runoff from heavy and frequent rains in April and May ensured that flooding will continue well into summer along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Flooding also occurred — and in many instances continues — along rivers and streams that serve as tributaries to Missouri’s two main rivers.
Nearly all of Missouri’s agricultural land has been affected by 2019’s heavy and at times record-setting precipitation. The agricultural impacts of this wet weather have been numerous, including poor corn stands, nitrogen fertilizer loss, poor weed control and delayed soybean planting.
University of Missouri Extension has aggregated crop management and flood recovery information on this special website as an assist. We have three primary categories of information: “Flood recovery” presents information of most interest to farmers whose fields have been directly impacted by floodwaters; “Wet weather strategies” provides information that goes beyond flooded fields and assists farmers impacted by our wet spring weather; and “Government agency information” aggregates weblinks to a number of federal and state agencies that have programs to aid flood and wet weather victims.
Our state and regional extension specialists are ready to help with your recovery. If you need additional information, please contact one of the experts listed at the bottom of the main Flood Resources page. Please send crops and soils-related questions not answered on this site to Bill Wiebold.
We will update this website as information becomes available. Check back frequently for new information.