Many growers are still coming to our UF/IFAS Extension office in Homestead with questions regarding damages due to #hurricaneIrma. We understand that you may have many questions on how to proceed after a natural disaster to keep your business running. That is why we are hosting for the second time, a free “Hurricane Irma Updates for Miami-Dade Agricultural Industry” meeting next Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 3:00 pm in our UF/IFAS Extension office.
Please, feel free to share this with fellow growers from nurseries, groves, farms who might have questions and couldn’t attend the first time in September.
I. Situation overview
II. Documenting losses/clean up
a. Grower loss estimates
b. Documenting losses
c. Documenting clean-up costs
III. Assistance resources
d. Florida Emergency Loan
e. USDA-Farm Service Agency
IV. Debris management
b. Disposal sites
c. Mulching options
d. Burn permits – Florida Forestry Service
V. Overview of proper tree care/plant care after hurricane
VI. Potential salt water intrusion and soil sampling