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Losing $3.7B

Dec 07, 2017

Central California is losing $3.7 billion in crop yield per year due to soil salinization:  “From 2011 to 2014, the state of California experienced the worst drought in its recorded history. With that drought came a shortage of agricultural water supplies—in a state that produces nearly half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the United States. Though the area has since seen a slight rebound, the central California region is still experiencing a significant loss of agricultural yield and revenue. The primary culprit? Soil salinity.  “Soil salinization is a global phenomenon that threatens the sustainability of agricultural production,” says EPP Assistant Professor Meagan Mauter, “at a time when food demand is increasing.” … ”  Read more from PhysOrg here:  Central California is losing $3.7 billion in crop yield per year

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