Latitude: 64 degrees North Longitude: 150 degrees West
-a list of plants that grow well in this area are listed on the website
-advantages of growing in this area: lots of daylight, few diseases, few insect problems
-disadvantages of growing in this area: short growing season and cool soil
-varieties of herbs, vegetables and flowers grow well in this area
-adaptions of plants: plants grow close to the ground to protect themselves from cold air and plants grow in cracks and crevices of rocks to protect themselves from cold air and wind.
-a list of animals that live in this area ae listed on this website
-adaption: thick fur, moose have long legs for stepping in the snow, some mammals migrate, many small animals hibernate
-Alaska has 318 different soil types.
-The state soil is Tanana, found in the Fairbanks area.
-An estimated 15 million acres of soil in Alaska is suitable for farming.
-Hay is planted on the most Alaska acreage: 18,000 acres.
-Greenhouse and nursery crops are the fastest-growing segment of Alaska’s agricultural industry.
-Alaska has 365 million acres but less than 1 million acres are farmed