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Production of Food Crops and Other Biomass by Seawater Culture

  • Emanuel Epstein
  • R. W. Kingsbury
  • J. D. Norlyn
  • D. W. Rush
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 14)

Abstract

This chapter presents evidence on the feasibility of adapting crops to seawater culture. The scheme is enticing. The resources of land, water and nutrients upon which this novel system of crop production would draw - sea and sand- are at present useless for this purpose and indeed inimical to it in many situations. And while traditionally the sea has served as a source of animal protein (fish and shellfish),raising crop plants by seawater culture would represent primary production, without the very large energy losses that are incurred at each successive trophic level.

Keywords

Salt Stress Soil Solution Salt Tolerance Food Crop Solution Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuel Epstein
    • 1
  • R. W. Kingsbury
    • 1
  • J. D. Norlyn
    • 1
  • D. W. Rush
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Land, Air and Water Resources Soils and Plant Nutrition ProgramUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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