Resources for Citrus Producers Following Hurricane Ian

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LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have tips for citrus producers coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Management strategies include applying the plant growth regulator gibberellic acid to fight future fruit drop on trees weakened by the hurricane-force winds, spoon-feeding irrigation, applying kaolin clay to shade and cool the leaves from …

Georgia’s Vidalia Onion Plants Spared by Ian

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By Clint Thompson Vidalia onion producers were fortunate that Hurricane Ian skirted the Southeast Georgia region and spared this year’s seedlings that were in the ground. Instead of heavy rains and high winds that were felt in some areas in Florida, the Vidalia onion region received some winds but dodged any major impact, says Cliff Riner, Vidalia Onion Committee chairman. …

H-2A Employer Flexibilities Due to Hurricane Ian

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This information was sourced from administrator Brian Pasternak with Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). DOL QUESTION: Can workers perform debris removal and other clean-up duties resulting from a hurricane even where these duties were not disclosed in the H-2A job order? ANSWER: Yes. H-2A workers and domestic workers employed in …