01 Jun 1993

Potash helps prevent soil salinity

BJ Leach and JS Glendinning

Soil salinity has spread in Western Australia primarily due to reduced water use by plants following agricultural development. The increasing incidence of K deficiency has aggravated the problem especially in low lying areas of the southwest. Treatment with K fertilizer (and superphosphate) is returning pastures to high productivity and helping stop the spread of salt.

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