From: Hal White
To: Curtis Johnson
Date: Aug 1 1998 12:08:00 pm
Subject: Salt
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There's a fellow over in "religion" maintaining
that small amounts (unspecified) of salt added to
soil works as a fertilizer for plants..   Any comments?

Is this likely?  For humans we know, for example,
A.some elements in small amounts are health-promoting,
though in large doses, toxic--e.g. selenium.

B. Other elements, like mercury, I gather are poisonous
at all levels, though possibly the effect is too
small to matter at the lowest doses.

Could salt, for plants (  or some plants) be like A.
category, in your opinion?  Any refs appreciated.


(For scientists:  yes I realize salt is not an element)

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