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Drying Out After a Flood

AUBURN, Ala. — Some Alabama counties received large amounts of rainfall over the past few days. Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to bring large amounts of rainfall to South Alabama. Some areas are under an extreme, significant or elevated threat of flooding for this weekend and early next week. Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe ... Read More »

Flooded Fields May Require Additional Soil Testing

AUBURN, Ala.—Torrential downpours in late 2015 and early 2016 left many farmers with underwater fields. Cropland along rivers and other low-lying areas were submerged for several days leaving many fields drenched and unreachable. Alabama Extension agronomists say soil testing could benefit farmers who plan to plant fields that spent many hours under water.  “Soil testing is always important,” Alabama Extension ... Read More »

Fire Ants Riding Flood Waters

AUBURN, Ala. — Following a flood, humans and insects are generally forced from their homes in search of dry ground. In many Southern areas where Imported Red Fire Ants are common, the displacement of the insects can lead to potentially serious medical issues. Why Do Fire Ants Float? Floodwaters do not kill fire ants. Instead, these insects crawl out of their ... Read More »