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What is a salt?

Whenever we think of salts we automatically think of table salt, something we see every day. We know what it looks like and we even know it by taste. It’s only one of a wide family of compounds that we call ionic compounds that come about when an acid meets a base. For example, if […] Read more

Controlling salt in the soil

Les Henry says soil salinity is a water problem, not a soil problem. 
Find out how to cope with salt on your farm

Large parts of what are now the Canadian Prairies were once the beds of shallow seas. All that salt water gradually evaporated and left huge deposits of salt clays. Consequently, there are places where groundwater can dissolve those old salts and deliver them to the surface, making farming difficult or even impossible. Farmers who own […] Read more