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A year after Ian, Southwest Florida recovering with help of UF/IFAS Extension

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September 20, 2023

In the year since Hurricane Ian unleashed its fury on Southwest Florida, UF/IFAS Extension agents have helped communities in their long road to recovery. Left in the path of the hurricane’s 150 mph winds and flooding rain: damaged crops, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Damage, David Outerbridge, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane Ian, Lessons, Lindsey Wiggins, Livestock, Nurseries, One-year Anniversary, Ralph Mitchell, Resilience, Resilient Working Waterfronts, UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

UF study: Some tree “defects” don’t predict whether a tree will fall in a hurricane

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May 15, 2023

Just because a tree looks a bit odd or damaged, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to topple during a tropical storm or hurricane, new University of Florida research shows. When assessing trees, arborists normally examine dozens ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Arborists, Defects, Environmental Horticulture, Falling Trees, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Homeowners, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Tree Failure, Tree Protection, Trees, Tropical Storm, Uprooting, Winds

Double the Trouble: Be aware of wildfire threats in hurricane aftermath, expert says

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April 4, 2023

As a hurricane-prone state, Florida knows all too well the concerns that come with hurricanes -- storm surge, hazardous debris, dangerous wind speeds. But what about wildfires? Though wildfires aren’t usually the first concern after a hurricane, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, Hurricane Ian, Hurricanes, Panhandle, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Fire Exchange, Wildfires

UF/IFAS to find lessons learned from Hurricane Ian for Florida citrus growers

March 1, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- While Hurricane Ian lasted just a few days, a University of Florida researcher is looking at longer-term impacts in hopes of finding strategies to improve recovery and provide recommendations to plan production systems that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Crop Damage, Grant, Hurricane Ian, Recovery, Tripti Vashisth, USDA-NIFA
Citrus damaged by Hurricane Ian

UF economists narrow estimate of agricultural losses from Hurricane Ian to $1.03 billion

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February 9, 2023

After months of gathering and analyzing data, University of Florida economists have refined the estimate of agricultural losses due to Hurricane Ian: $1.03 billion. This number is an estimate of the total value of seasonal crops, livestock, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Hurricane Ian, News

UF/IFAS Extension relationships highlight community resilience after Hurricane Ian

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November 9, 2022

Co-authored by Alyssa Vinson and David Outerbridge Wakeful in early morning, cool air, clear sky, what would the morning sun bring to light and sight? Intensification, quick turns, bundling up loved ones and properties. The day after Hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community, Featured Hot Topic, Hurricane Ian, Master Gardener Volunteers

Hurricane Ian Agricultural Impacts in Collier County

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November 2, 2022

In the 5 short years that I have been with UF/IFAS Extension, we have seen two major hurricanes, 2 major wildfires, a freeze and a global pandemic. Hurricane Ian was just the latest event impacting the Collier County agricultural sector, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Hurricane Ian, Sustainability, SWFL, UF IFAS Extension

The State of Charlotte Harbor Estuary Following Hurricane Ian

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October 28, 2022

It has been a month since Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state of Florida and as some of the adrenaline starts to wear-off people have begun asking, “What impacts is the storm going to have on water quality going forward? Are we doomed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bacteria Monitoring, Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Fish Kill, Florida Sea Grant, Hurricane Ian, Red Tide

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