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Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Well water safety after a flood

Posted by Angie Peltier - Weather

The NWIARDC rain gauge has been kept quite busy over the past 10 days. Since April 10th, more than 6 inches of rain has fallen at the station. Some areas of the state received this amount of rain in 24 hours. In addition to significantly delaying field operations and causing property damage, flood waters can sometimes contaminate water wells.

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a group of Extension Educators throughout the country that work together to provide research-based information to help the public prepare for, live through, and recover from natural disasters. The University of Illinois EDEN chair is Mr. Rick Atterberry.

EDEN is hosting an upcoming free webinar on Wednesday, April 25th titled, "Safe drinking water before, during and after a disaster". This 60 minute session begins at 4 pm and will provide information about "who determines if rural water systems have safe drinking water, when to test wells, and other risks associated with wells" and may be of use to those living in rural communities.

Registration information for this upcoming webinar can be found online.

The eXtension Learn website lists many upcoming online webinar events. These webinars are free and open to the public. Upcoming topics vary widely, from "Celiac Disease and Gluten Related Disorders - What's the Difference?" to "Creating Products from Farm Produce" from "New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs" to "Developing Real Sportsmanship in a Reality Show World". Past webinar topics also vary widely and are archived.

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