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Salt/Salinity Tolerance of Common Horticulture Crops in South Dakota

Updated September 15, 2020
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Rhoda Burrows

Professor & SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist

Salt Tolerance

Plants vary tremendously in their ability to tolerate salt in water. Their growth can be restricted by the stress of “pulling” water away from the salt. Soil salt level–salinity–is one of several stresses that limit plant growth.