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How Do the Various Soil Types in Puerto Rico Support Different Crops?

Puerto Rico is just one of seven islands of an archipelago in the Caribbean. The July 22nd Sustainable, Secure Food Blog explores how farmers take advantage of the wide variety of soils to plant various crops.
 
Blogger Beverly Alvarez Torres explains, “about 23% of our land is well-suited to agriculture. The land on the islands varies quite a bit. All these territories formed from underwater volcanic activity. They emerged from the ocean’s surface at different geological periods and environmental conditions such as temperature and pressure.”
 
“One of the most notable geologic formations is the central mountain chain that crosses Puerto Rico from east to west. The landscape position of the mountains plays a very important role differentiating climate conditions from northern to southern regions on our island.”
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