Pastures Flooded with Potentially Contaminated Water: Is it safe?

Pastures Flooded with Potentially Contaminated Water: Is it safe?

Mary Drewnoski, Steve Ensley, Kristen Ulmer

University of Nebraska

After pastures have been flooded, taking precautions when turning out for grazing is important. Once the pastures dry out and receive adequate sunlight, the bacteria that were on the grass in pasture will be eliminated.  However, the standing water that does not evaporate may be an issue depending on how much rain has occurred to dilute out the flood water.

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