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Saline seeps don’t have to be as serious as this eight-acre one in southern Alberta 
to cause major yield losses, says agronomist Jack Payne.

Wet-dry cycle drives up salinity and cuts yields

Invisible soil salinity affects 22 million acres on the Prairies, cutting yields by a quarter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Another dry spring could leave producers feeling salty over increased salinity in their soil. “This year and part of last year, we’ve started to see more salinity showing up,” said Jack Payne, western Prairies regional agronomist with Farmers Edge. “Saline seeps tend to form more readily after we’ve had a series of wet years followed […] Read more