Soil Degradation and Salt

If you have heard anyone from SymSoil talk about farmland, they have probably 2017-03-15_cornerstoneoflifementioned that 90% of the farmland in the US has some degree of soil degradation.  And most likely, they attributed this to agrichemicals and mono-culture farming. Nearly all chemical fertilizers are based on salts. Elements that the plants need are added to the dirt in a salt form. But there is another significant factor – salt residue from evaporation.

Saline residue from evaporation has rendered large swaths of land in Arizona and parts of California infertile. While salts can be dissipated by rainfall, hot and dry areas tend to build up salt.  In addition, climate change increases the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, including droughts and heat waves.

This article, from Inverse online magazine Why Farmlands Are in Danger of Becoming Too Salty for Their Own Good highlighted another aspect of this.  While the article is focused on rising salt levels as another unexpected consequence of climate change, we thought it was a good opportunity to mention that between the biology and biochar in SymSoil’s Robust Compost, our products can help growers reduce the impact of salt in soil or water on plants.

We are close to introducing products which are specifically designed for golf courses, sod growers and urban landscaping. For more information, call us at 833-SYM-SOIL x 200

 About SymSoil

SymSoil Inc., a Benefit Corporation (B), is a leader in development of biological soil amendments for agriculture that restores the microbes that provide the right food to the plant roots, improving plant health, and making food more tasty and nutrient dense, the way nature intended. These indigenous crop and regional soil specific microbes regenerate the soil significantly increasing crop yields and nutrient density in food. For more information please visit https://www.fundable.com/symsoil-inc or  call 833-SYMSOIL (833-796-7645)

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