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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Q & A with You Bet Your Garden, 12/3/05

Question: to Mike McGrath of You Bet Your Garden:
"Hurricanes Rita and Katrina brought salt to the lands of South Louisiana---damaging the pasture lands. The water has receded, but it left behind dead grass and salt contaminated soil. Is there such thing as a plant that can be grown pasture or field style that will help regenerate the soil, lifting the salts out of the ground?

Thank-you on behalf of the livestock, the horses, and the bayou cowboys of South Louisiana."

Participating in Mike McGrath's show were Andrew Granger, an extension agent in Vermilion Parish from LSU, Kathryn S. Bloomfield, and Dr. Elaine Solowey, a researcher at the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Solowey is an expert at growing useful plants in saline waters.

There's a slight delay at the beginning.



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