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Category: Disaster Preparation

Brazilian Peppertree, Hemp Among Top UF/IFAS Stories for 2019

A year of impactful teaching, research and outreach meant UF/IFAS was frequently in the headlines in 2019. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories from this year. Brazilian peppertree Brazilian peppertree is an invasive plant… Read More

Ruppert Receives Florida Climate Institute Award

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas Ruppert, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant coastal planning specialist, was recently named a 2019 Florida Climate Institute Faculty Fellow for his work helping coastal communities understand the legal and financial implications of… Read More

UF/IFAS Economist: Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on Florida Agriculture Was Minimal

Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences…. Read More

Dorian’s Swing Threatens 770,000 Acres of Ag Land in Florida East Coast Counties

Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

Hurricane Dorian began its much-anticipated northward swing Tuesday morning and is now expected to skirt Florida’s Atlantic coast, threatening a dozen coastal counties that are home to 9 million residents and more than 770,000 acres of agricultural land…. Read More

When Hurricanes Approach, UF Gets to Work

Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last week, before Dorian even reached hurricane status, the University of Florida’s faculty network throughout the state began setting long-planned storm preparation and recovery steps into action. “There is not a county or area in… Read More