A Survey of Hurricane Ian Impacts to Martin County Agriculture

This report summarizes the damage I observed and discussed with Martin County farmers and nursery growers during site visits and phone calls on September 30, 2022. Overall, the agribusinesses I heard from said the impacts, if they had any, were manageable. Most of the vegetable producers I spoke with did not have damage, especially if they had not yet begun planting for the season. Flooding impacts were variable, with some experiencing flooding even two days after the storm and others reporting none or very little. Wind damage was generally minor, though the tropical fruit producers I visited did have more widespread damage. One of the nursery growers shared improvements they have been making to reduce storm damage and labor costs. If you are a Florida grower and would like to report damage online, take the survey here: 2022 Florida Agricultural Disaster Assessment. If you need resources for recovery and future disaster planning, connect with your local UF/IFAS Extension and Farm Service Agency offices and check out the resources here:


Posted: October 3, 2022

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension

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