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Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane season is upon us once again. While hurricanes may develop any time during the June to November hurricane season, they are most likely to occur between August and October. In order to best protect yourself and your groves or nursery, it is essential to develop a hurricane plan and prepare in advance.

Although there is not much that can be done to prevent damage to trees and fruit from the wind, rain has the potential to cause the most severe and longest lasting damage to citrus. There are precautions that can be taken to help minimize damage and protect your grove or nursery.

Be Water Wise

Make Non-Water Preparations

(This information was taken, in part, from Fact Sheet HS-804, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, UF/IFAS, publication date April 2001; Fact Sheet ENH 155, a series of the Environmental Horticulture Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, UF/IFAS, publication date January 2001; and Hurricane Recovery Resources for Citrus, R. Buker, Citrus Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS, publication date 2004. To view these documents in their entirety, visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu and www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu.)