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After the Storm: Flooded Landscapes

August 31, 2023

Was your landscape swamped by the recent hurricane? Many plants in the landscape are not tolerant of standing water, especially salty or brackish water. Under these conditions the roots cannot get oxygen and essentially the root system suffocates. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Flood, Hurricane, Landscape, Salt Water, Storm, Tropical Storm
How Manatee County Residents Can Prepare for a Hurricane

How Manatee County Residents Can Prepare for a Hurricane

August 9, 2023

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and if you live or work in Manatee County Florida, here is how Manatee County residents can prepare for a hurricane.   Sign Up for Alert Manatee If you live or ... READ MORE

Category: , Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alert Manatee, Emergency Shelter, Evacuation, Flood, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Season, Manatee County, Manatee County Extension, Sandbags, Shelter, Special Needs, UF IFAS Extension

PSA: Septic system maintenance after flooding

May 8, 2023

Developed by UF/IFAS Extension regional specialized water resources agents Yilin Zhuang and Andrea Albertin During floods or heavy rains, the soil around a septic tank and drainfield can get waterlogged, and wastewater from the septic system ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Flood, Flooding, Foodwater, Hurricane, Septic System, Septic Tank, Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, Tropical Storms

New UF/IFAS professor to combine AI and plant breeding; teach tomorrow’s AI innovators

May 24, 2022

As a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos “Charlie” Messina knew he wanted to help people produce food worldwide, while also preserving the environment. But learning about agriculture in a big city wasn’t easy. Fortunately, his ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Buenos Aires, Charlie Messina, Crop Models, Drought, Flood, Genomics, Horticultural Sciences, Jim Jones, Meteorology, Plant Breeding
potted plants at one Martin County nursery sit in flood waters from Tropical Storm Eta

Martin County Producers and Tropical Storm Eta

November 18, 2020

Farmers, ranchers, nursery growers, and other agribusinesses face difficult challenges in keeping their operations profitable, especially through hazardous weather events. UF/IFAS Extension offers resources for agribusinesses in reporting damage, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Flood, Martin County, Tropical Storm Eta, UF IFAS Extension

Livestock Health after a Flood

October 10, 2017

  Pastureland Standing water may have ruined some pastures. Lack of adequate forage could force animals to eat poisonous plants which are abundant in some parts of the country. Remove fallen wild cherry limbs from pastures ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cattle, Disaster, Disease, Equine, Farm, Flood, Hurricane, Livestock, Poultry, Ranch

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