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Florida farmers reduced nutrient runoff by 44 percent


August 21, 2019
By Palm Beach Daily News

The annual report by the South Florida Water Management District found that farmers in western Palm Beach County have cut the amount of harmful nutrients leaking into the Everglades by twice that’s required by law.

Laser-leveled fields and precise plant feedings helped farmers in western Palm Beach County cut the amount of harmful nutrients leaking into the Everglades last year by 44 percent, nearly twice what’s required by law.

An annual update by the South Florida Water Management District released this month shows farms in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) prevented 107 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving their land in the past year, which exceeds the 25 percent annual reduction required by 1994′s Everglades Forever Act. | READ MORE