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Everglades Research
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 40.051 W 080° 37.930
17R E 536601 N 2949663
Quick Description: Located at the Everglades Research and Education Center at 3200 E Canal St. S., Belle Glade
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2018 8:27:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMZH9R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
The Everglades Experiment Station was established on this site in 1921 to help families deal with the challenges of living and working in the area. Soil nutrient deficiencies and two major hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 hindered early research. UF faculty in agronomy, horticulture, soil science and animal science soon began to develop the management solutions that made Everglades agriculture possible. That research continues and is focused on designing the best management practices for the area's organic soil in order to improve water quality, reduce pesticide inputs, develop profitable crop varieties, and streamline crop and water management operations. These efforts have helped create an industry in the Everglades that contributes to the quality of life enjoyed by all Florida residents.
Marker Number: None

Date: 2008

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: University of Florida

Website: Not listed

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