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The Effect of Flooding in Soils – Part 4

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Managing Flood Affected Soils Following on from previous articles about the effects of flooding on your vegetable garden, in this article we review soil management. Conditions You Are Likely to Find After Flooding Flooding may cause loss of mulch and leaching of nutrients. Rising flood waters can cause the top of the soil to crust or a fine layer ...

The Effect of Flooding in Soils – Part 3

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Fixing Plant Nutrition in Flood Affected Soils In the previous article we discussed the effect that flooding has on soil nutrients. As soils start to dry out in the areas that have been affected by floods, it is time to examine how we go about feeding our plants again. The effect of flooding Flooding can have several consequences. In extreme ...

The Effect of Flooding in Soils – Part 2

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Which Nutrients are Affected in Saturated Soils? The summer season of 2010/2011 has seen widespread flooding in many areas, and the "heavier than normal" snowfalls during the winter period have also contributed to saturated soil conditions.  In part 1 of this article, we covered the benefits of organic matter in flood affected soils.  In follow-up, in ...

The Effect of Flooding in Soils – Part 1

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The summer season of 2010/2011 has seen widespread flooding in many areas. We've received a number of enquiries from growers of tomatoes, potatoes and other vegetables - “what do I need to do to my soil after a flood?” There are many things that happen to soils with intense rain and more water than soils can absorb, and the effects ...