Between 2012 and 2014 eight different varieties have been tested for salt tolerance at the test site of Salt Farm Texel. A quarter of an acre of potatoes have been planted on 48 test fields and irrigated with six different salt concentrations, from fresh to 20 dS/m (a salt concentration consisting of half Wadden Sea water, approx. 7000 mg of chloride per liter). Each salt concentration has been tested on eight replicate test areas. Due to regular irrigation and continuous measurement of the salt concentration in the soil, we have gained a highly accurate impression of the growth and quality of the potato at various salt concentrations.
Duration project: 2012 - 2015 (finished)
Coorporation: Salt Farm Texel together with 8 potato farmers of Zeeland, Groningen, Friesland en Texel.
Special thanks to:
Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
Europees Landbouwfonds voor plattelandsontwikkeling: Europa investeert in zijn platteland