Plants that remove selenium from soils
Authors AffiliationsGary Banuelos is Plant/Soil Scientist, Water Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Fresno, California; Gerrit Schrale is former Visiting Scientist from the South Australian Department of Agriculture, Adelaide, South Australia.
Hilgardia 43(3):19-20. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n03p19. May 1989.
Initial results from greenhouse experiments suggest that some plants are able to lower selenium concentrations in soils by up to 50%. Use of these plant species to reduce concentrations to acceptable levels in problem soils on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley may be economically feasible.
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