Subtropical Horticulture Research Station

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United States of America - Florida - Miami

Institution Code: SHRSM

BGCI Member: No

About the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station

The mission of the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station is to support the agricultural industries in the southern areas of the United States by providing environmentally sound research on: (1)the genetics of tropical and subtropical fruit and ornamental crops; (2) to provide research on the interdiction and control/eradication of exotic plant insect pests;(3)to determine soil physical and hydrological characteristics of containerized horticultural and floricultural production systems for development of an and off-site water quality decision support systems; and (4)develop a potting mix from construction debris, biosolids, and organic composts with improved water holding and ion exchange capacities to reduce the quantity and improve the quality of wastewater from nursery irrigation operations.

Main Address:
Subtropical Horticulture Research Station
USDA-ARS - National Plant Germplasm System
13601 Old Cutler Road
Florida 33158 United States of America

Telephone: (786) 573-7040
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Robert Heath
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1898
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 25.6445180
    Longitude: -80.3030190
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Germplasm collection of Theobroma cacao, Coffea arabica, Hevea brasiliensis, Mangifera indica, Persea americana, Sansevieria spp., Palmae spp.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes

Education Programmes