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Subsidence Study Of The Everglades Agricultural Area - 1988.

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Date Issued:
1988-07
Summary:
The soils of the Florida Everglades constitute the largest contiguous body of cultivated Histosols in the world. A portion of the Everglades, approximately 775,000 acres (313,638 ha), ha been drained and now provides fertile organic soils for the cultivation of winter vegetables, sod, and sugarcane. Unfortunately, production may be reduced as a result of subsidence and depletion of Histosols confirming the longstanding prediction that these soils will have to be abandoned for crop production eventually. This study documents the methods and results used by the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in determining the thickness of organic deposits and evaluating the subsidence rates of Histosols in the Everglades Agricultural Area.
Title: Subsidence Study Of The Everglades Agricultural Area - 1988.
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Name(s): West Palm Beach.Soil and Water Conservation District
United States.Department of Agriculture.Soil Conservation Service.Greenacres Field Office
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1988-07
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 27 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: The soils of the Florida Everglades constitute the largest contiguous body of cultivated Histosols in the world. A portion of the Everglades, approximately 775,000 acres (313,638 ha), ha been drained and now provides fertile organic soils for the cultivation of winter vegetables, sod, and sugarcane. Unfortunately, production may be reduced as a result of subsidence and depletion of Histosols confirming the longstanding prediction that these soils will have to be abandoned for crop production eventually. This study documents the methods and results used by the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in determining the thickness of organic deposits and evaluating the subsidence rates of Histosols in the Everglades Agricultural Area.
Identifier: FI05121904 (IID), 1020881 (digitool), fiu:13312 (fedora), AAB9605QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Histosols
Soils -- Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Soils -- West Palm Beach (Fla.)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05121904.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU