Everglades Agricultural Area Soil Subsidence and Sustainability
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Keywords

histosol
Everglades Agricultural Area
subsidence
soil sustainability

How to Cite

Bhadha, Jehangir, Alan Wright, and George Snyder. 2020. “Everglades Agricultural Area Soil Subsidence and Sustainability”. EDIS 2020 (2). https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/115416.

Abstract

This 4-page major revision, a publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences, highlights the current status of Histosols within the Everglades Agricultural Area in southern Florida. Over the last century, soils within the region have gradually been lost via oxidation, a process commonly referred to as soil subsidence. The rate of subsidence is gradually declining, due to factors such as increased mineral content in soil, humification, and water management (maintenance of higher water tables). Best Management Practices and crop rotation help slow down the rate of oxidation and promote soil sustainability within the region. Written by Jehangir H. Bhadha, Alan L. Wright, and George H. Snyder.<br/><a href="https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss523">https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss523</a>

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