Cover Story: ROAD SALTS – the silent enemy that can stunt your crops

Under environmental law, road authorities are exempt from investigation and from penalties for damage related to salt. Yet road salt leaching into fields can cause havoc with crops, as a Dunnville strawberry farmer found to his cost


Salt is a key ingredient in the recipe for making sauerkraut. It’s packed around cabbage to draw out water. That same pickling principle, at work in Ray and Laurie Korten’s strawberry field near Dunnville, is a recipe for disaster.

Better Farming - August/September 2009