Discovery unleashes growth in salty soils

13 May 2019
Salinity is a common issue in irrigated and dryland crops and pasture lands.

A hormone produced by stressed plants could combat damage caused by salty soils, considerably increasing plant growth.

A team of researchers from The University of Queensland and Western Sydney University has identified a naturally-occurring chemical in plants – known as 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate, or ACC – that reduces the symptoms of salt stress when applied to soil.

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