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Belle Glade in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Everglades Research

 
 
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May 27, 2008
1. Everglades Research
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2008 by University of Florida.
 
Location. 26° 40.052′ N, 80° 37.931′ W. Marker is in Belle Glade, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from East Canal Street South half a mile east of Duda Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 E Canal St S, Belle Glade FL 33430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belle Glade 1928 (approx. 3 miles away); Conners’ Toll Highway (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Everglades Research. Has had several names: Everglades Experiment Station (1921-1971), Agricultural Research & Education Center (1971-1984), Everglades Research & Education Center (1984-date).
 
Also see . . .  Everglades Research & Education Center History. University of Florida (Submitted on March 13, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Okeechobee, muck, Pahokee, Clewiston, dike, drainage, sugar cane
 
Categories. AgricultureDisastersEducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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