Resources for farm recovery after flood
Livestock management and disposal
- Disposing of carcasses after a bushfire, flood or drought
- Horses and floods
- Key steps to manage dairy effluent systems after flooding
- Managing in wet conditions (Dairy Australia)
- Managing lameness in wet conditions (Dairy Australia)
- Mastitis control in wet conditions (Dairy Australia)
- Preparing for floods (Dairy Australia)
- Preparing for power outages (Dairy Australia)
Feeding livestock resources
- Feeding livestock water-damaged fodder
- Beef cattle drought feeding book
- Sheep drought feeding book
- Water supply in stock containment areas
Livestock disease management
Land and pasture management
- Managing abandoned vineyards and orchards
- Managing crop recovery after flooding – stonefruits and almonds
- Recovery from hail damage for stone fruit trees
Chemical safety after floods
Landholders in flood affected areas may face a range of issues related to the storage and use of chemicals:
- Weed, pest and fungicide spraying may increase after floods. There may also be increased need for chemicals used on livestock, for diseases such as flystrike. Follow the label and ensure you don’t use chemicals past their expiry date.
- Floodwaters may result in different pests or diseases to those you usually manage. To minimise risks please only use chemicals according to the label instructions.
- Comply with any “DO NOT” statements, including those relating to spraying near waterways or on saturated ground.
- Be cautious when using spraying equipment on flood affected areas as it may be less stable than normal.
- As large areas are saturated there may be an increased need for aerial spraying. See links below for advice about aerial spraying.
- If chemicals are contaminated or damaged due to flood waters dispose of them appropriately e.g. via subsidised programs like ChemClear.
More information about chemical safety
Page last updated: 10 Jul 2023