Submitted to: Ornamental Outlook
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: November 5, 2005
Publication Date: December 1, 2005
Citation: Albano, J.P., McKenzie, C.L., Wilson, C., Yeager, T. 2005. Seven tips to hurricane recovery. Ornamental Outlook. 14(12):34. Technical Abstract: In summary, growers who have been impacted by a hurricane should: 1, Take pictures of crop and structure losses, 2. Assess damage to infrastructure and repair critical systems, 3. Assess crop damage and seperate salvagable from unsaleable plants, 4. Restore appropriate growing conditions, 5. Scout for insect and plant pathogen pests, 6. Hold off from fertilizing for a few weeks after the storm and be observant for the development of nutritional disorders, and 7. If there is a concern that water resources used for irrigation have become contaminated with salt water or agrichemicals, have water tested.