Spanish Ebro Delta acts as testing lab to make rice cultivation resistant to soil salinisation
Friday, 8 November, 2019
The future of the rice in the Spanish Ebro Delta is threatened by soil salinisation, caused by rising sea levels and erosion of the Delta. Besides, the apple snail, a tropical pest introduced in the area, is ravaging rice crops by eating and uprooting young plants. A local Operational Group is testing how rice dry seeding can reduce the apple snail population and how this affects soil salinity.
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