Can we make plants grow in salty soil?

QUINOA

(Photo by Nicole Bond: Quinoa grown at The Plant Accelerator)

Mark Tester and Sandra Schmoeckel, researchers at the King Abduallah University of Science & Technolgy and frequent users of The Plant Accelerator, were recently interviewed by the Naked Scientists program. Asked the question whether we can grow plants on salty soils, the answer points towards an increasingly popular grain – quinoa. You can listen to the interview with Sandra and Mark on the Naked Scientist podcast to learn more about the tremendous potential of quinoa.