Characterizing Agriculture in Florida’s Lower Suwannee River Basin Area
EDIS Cover Volume 2006 Number 9 Avocado image



How to Cite

Obreza, Tom, and Greg Means. 2006. “Characterizing Agriculture in Florida’s Lower Suwannee River Basin Area: SL 241/SS460, 5/2006”. EDIS 2006 (9). Gainesville, FL.


The Suwannee River Partnership ( was formed in 1999 to determine the sources of nutrient loads in the river basin, and to work with local land users to minimize future nutrient loading through voluntary, incentive-based programs. Agriculture and forestry are the dominant land uses in the watershed. While the environmental impact of forestry is usually low, intensive agricultural production has the potential to affect water quality if nutrients and water are not carefully managed. This document is SL 241, a fact sheet of the Soil and Water Science Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2006.