University of California

Plants that remove selenium from soils


Gary Banuelos
Gerrit Schrale

Authors Affiliations

Gary 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 43(3):19-20. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n03p19. May 1989.

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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.

Banuelos G, Schrale G. 1989. Plants that remove selenium from soils. Hilgardia 43(3):19-20. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n03p19
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