More money available for research into farming in saline soils

Worldwide salinisation – the gradual increase in the salinity of the soil – is an increasing economic problem. It already seems that 1.5 billion hectares of agricultural land are threatened by salinisation, a problem that causes millions of euros of damage annually.

Worldwide salinisation – the gradual increase in the salinity of the soil – is an increasing economic problem. It already seems that 1.5 billion hectares of agricultural land are threatened by salinisation, a problem that causes millions of euros of damage annually. The Experimental Salt Farm on the island of Texel – also known as the Zilt Proefboerderij – has been examining possibilities for farming on saline soils for years.

 

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