Impacts of Hurricane Damage on Southern Highbush Blueberries
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Phillips, Doug, Jeffrey Williamson, and Philip Harmon. 2023. “Impacts of Hurricane Damage on Southern Highbush Blueberries”. EDIS 2023 (3). Gainesville, FL.


This publication discusses the types of hurricane damage that can be incurred in blueberry production operations, the impacts of these damages, preparations to make before the storm arrives, and suggestions on best management practices in the aftermath of a storm.
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