Glades area farmers exceeded phosphorus reduction goals by three times, SFWMD says

Article Posted on July 13, 2017

By: Susan Salisbury, Palm Beach Post

Farmers in the 477,000-acre Everglades Agricultural Area  achieved another successful year of water-quality success, announcing a 70 percent reduction in phosphorous for Water Year 2017, which ended April 30, the South Florida Water Management District said Thursday.

The reduction is nearly three times the 25 percent reduction goal set by the state. This continues a trend in which farmers have reduced phosphorous levels by an average of 56 percent annually over the past 23 years…

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