From: Curtis Johnson
To: JUDITH BANDSMA
Date: Aug 13 1998 6:02:05 pm
Subject: Salt
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CJ> Hal White had seen a fundy in another echo assert that salt was
CJ> an actual *fertilizer.*

JB> There are very few food crops that will grow under brackish
JB> conditions. For agriculture, salt is a killer.

JB> Best place to look for this is the Israeli desert. They irrigated, the
JB> desert bloomed...until the SALT leached out of the sands accumulated
JB> to the point where the gardens are dying off again.

Also a major problem in California and Iraq/Iran.

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