The science helping plants survive in salty soils
Environment Soil Agriculture

The science helping plants survive in salty soils

Dr ASM Mainul Hasan
Dr ASM Mainul Hasan

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.

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

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