Salinisation of the soil is a threat for agriculture throughout the world and includes the cultivation of potatoes. This well-known message was strongly reiterated by Guus Heselmans of C. Meijer B.V. for the partners of the Wageningen Potato Centre Knowledge Institute during the recently-held study day. ‘The availability of water is point one, its quality point two. These two problems are increasingly coming together.’ High time for an in-depth study into measures for developing salt-tolerant varieties, for example.
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