Salinity research could alleviate major farming issue

NEW research by a team from Western Sydney University and the University of Queensland has found that a hormone produced by plants under stress can be applied to crops to alleviate the damage caused by salty soils.

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Researchers may have found a way to help plants combat salinity. Picture courtesy CSIRO

The research work, published in Nature Scientific Reports, identified a naturally-occurring chemical in plants that reduces the symptoms of salt stress in plants when applied to soil, enabling the