The Conservation Technology Information Center held its annual Conservation in Action Tour October 14-15 in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA).
The tour provided an in-depth look at the unique story of the approximately 700,000-acre EAA, located south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Lettuce, sugar cane and owls were just a few of the crops and creatures seen on the tour which featured EAA’s specialized conservation practices, erosion control and nutrient management.
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Controlling Phosphorus in the Everglades –
Terrie Bates, SWFMC Water Resources Division Director
Delia Ivanhoff, SWFMC environmental scientist
Bubba Wade, US Sugar Corp.
Water in the Sunshine State –
Presentation by FDACS water policy director Rich Budell on CTIC tour
Interview with Rich Budell, Florida Department of Agriculture
NCGA Staffer on CTIC Tour – Interview with Nick Goeser, NCGA
Precision Sugarcane Planting – Steve Stiles and Scott Berden with U.S. Sugar
Wrapping up the 2014 CTIC Tour –
Interview with Dennis Wedgworth, Florida Everglades grower
Interview with CTIC chairman Pauley Bradley, John Deere
Florida State Rep on CTIC Tour – Interview with Florida state rep Katie Edwards
Precision Sugarcane Harvesting – Interview with Ken McDuffie, U.S. Sugar