Developing salt-tolerant agriculture in Lincolnshire

A collaboration between the School of Geography, Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) and Lincoln’s International Business School could see the beginning of a saline agriculture in Lincolnshire.

The University of Lincoln has invested in the project after the School’s Interreg Europe proposal into new test-sites for salt tolerant crops successfully made it through to the second round of judging.

If successful, this will see new test sites for salt-tolerant crops extended beyond Texel (pictured) across the North Sea Region of Europe and additional research to explore the economic potential of yields and marketing approaches linked to the new crop varieties.

We would like to thank our partners Waddenacademie and Salt Farm Texel for their efforts in getting our project proposal to the second stage.

Samphire and salt-resistant tomatoes
Samphire and salt-resistant tomatoes
Test plots with controlled irrigation to test salt resistance in vegetables
Test plots with controlled irrigation to test salt resistance in vegetables 

We hope this will be the start of a great future of collaborations between industry and the University as our School of Geography at Lincoln grows.

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