The science helping plants survive in salty soils
Environment food security Soil

The science helping plants survive in salty soils

Dr ASM Mainul Hasan
Dr ASM Mainul Hasan

In 10 seconds? Scientists studying why some plants resist salt toxicity have dug up a molecule that protects against the menace of soil salinization. This discovery will help improve crop yields for millions of people.

What's the story? Researchers are experimenting with silicon to raise salt tolerance in plants. This is vital for agriculture in areas of the world where soils are becoming unusable due to high salinity.

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