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Everglades Research and Education Center

Everglades Research and Education Center

Everglades Soil Testing Laboratory - ESTL

The Everglades Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) was established in 1938 to address plant nutrient deficiency problems that were repeatedly observed in vegetable production. This lab is one of 2 University of Florida Soil Testing Labs. The other lab is in Gainesville where soil testing is done on mineral/sandy soils.

DRIS Calculator

The DRIS Calculator is available to download (40KB zip). This is an Excel spreadsheet that converts sugarcane leaf nutrient concentrations into DRIS indices which provides additional information about nutrient balance.



ESTL Staff

Mabry McCray

ESTL Director

Rani Ramlakhan

Chemist III

Luisa Ramirez

Chemist II

Cartavious Baldwin

Lab. Technician II

Jose Rodriguez

OPS - Lab Support

Martin Vital


Contact Information

Rani Ramlakhan

Phone:  561-993-1571

Mailing and Physical Address

Everglades REC / ESTL

3200 East Palm Beach Road

Belle Glade, FL  33430