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Salt mitigation

Salinization of soil negatively impacts plant development and induces land degradation. Saline earths show lower agricultural productivity, worsening farmers’ well-being and the economic situation in the region. Managing soil salinity at early stages helps to reverse it.
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The Global Map of Salt-Affected Soils (GSASmap) represents the spatial distribution of salt-affected soils.

The Impact of Salinity Stress

Salts in the soil water may inhibit plant growth for two reasons

Salt-affected soils have serious impacts on the ecosystem, which is critical for supporting human life and biodiversity, leading to an array of consequences, including:

  • decreased agricultural productivity, water quality, soil biodiversity, and increased soil erosion;
  • degraded soil structure;
  • decreased functions of ecological systems such as the hydrological and nutrient cycles;
  • increased concentration of ions that are toxic to plants;
  • reduced ability of crops to take up water;
  • reduced soil fertility and availability of micronutrients.

Proof by example

Define the impact of FLOBOND LX50 Anti salt on tomatoes

The test was conducted by Eurofins in Agadir region. The tomatoes were grown in greenhouse conditions to define the impact of FLOBOND™ LX50 Anti-Salt on crop health, productivity, and fruit size and yield. The results showed that FLOBOND™ LX50 Anti-Salt demonstrated its effectiveness on production; plants treated with FLOBOND™ LX 50 Anti-Salt achieved higher production levels than all other treatments.

It also provided some crop stability compared to other treatments. In addition, the products applied decreased soil salinity and their effects persisted 3 months after the last application.

Uniformity in yield increased by 23.8%
FLOBOND™ LX50 ANTI-SALT protects soil against salt accumulation during the crop cycle even if the crop is irrigated with hard water.

Global Map of Salt-affected Soils

Salts in the soil water may inhibit plant growth for two reasons

Soils that may have naturally elevated salt levels dominate in coastal areas and arid/semi-arid regions with restricted drainage.

Soils that are not naturally salt-affected can also experience high salt accumulation due to unsustainable management practices, including the use of low-quality irrigation water, inadequate irrigation methods, poor drainage, removal of deep-rooted vegetation resulting in raised water tables, mismanagement of agricultural soil changes and fertilizers, and water pumping in coastal plains.

Climate change exacerbates the accumulation of salts in soils due to dryland expansion, water scarcity, and rising sea levels, causing saltwater intrusion in coastal areas. In these cases, salts gradually accumulate in the soil, starting as a small hidden problem and progressing to severe degradation if not adequately managed. These salt problems may be found in many parts of the world.

Solutions for salt mitigation

Crop stories about salt mitigation

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