Category: UF/IFAS

UF expert: Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season

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  by Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert. As part of Hurricane Irma recovery, take… Read More

UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

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DADE CITY, Fla. — More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore… Read More

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF Extension director offers tips on getting post-hurricane help

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has done her worst, and now residents are left to pick up the pieces. But, help is available if residents act quickly, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida IFAS Extension Hendry County… Read More

Agricultural and coastal assessment – Updates from the field

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This page features agricultural and coastal assessment updates from UF/IFAS experts throughout the state. Bridget Stice, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County agent – Sept. 13 “I visited several ranches today. Thankfully, the destruction from Irma was minimal, considering. There is… Read More

UF staff track thousands of buildings during, after hurricane

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  Sure, you have to worry about your home during Hurricane Irma, wondering if the roof will suffer damage, or the siding will be ripped off. But imagine worrying about 1,298 buildings during the storm? That job falls… Read More

UF/IFAS students drive toward Irma’s path to protect citrus experiment

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some University of Florida students are heading right into the thick of the projected path of Hurricane Irma to collect citrus tree samples as part of an ongoing experiment on citrus greening. As Hurricane Irma… Read More

UF Extension gives tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard… Read More