Crops for a Salinized World

Rozema, Jelte and Flowers, Timothy (2008) Crops for a Salinized World. Science, 322 (5907). pp. 1478-1480. ISSN 0036-8075

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Currently, humans use about half of the fresh water readily available to them to support a growing world population [expected to be 9.3 billion by 2050 (1)]. Agriculture has to compete with domestic and industrial uses for this fresh water. Good-quality water is rapidly becoming a limited and expensive resource. However, although only about 1% of the water on Earth is fresh, there is an equivalent supply of brackish water (1%) and a vast quantity of seawater (98%). It is time to explore the agronomic use of these resources.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > QK0710 Plant physiology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S590 Soils. Soil science Including soil surveys, soil chemistry, soil structure, soil-plant relationships
Depositing User: Tim Flowers
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:16
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 13:35
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