Pass the salt: Experimental avocado trees tolerate salinity

Outlet: North County Times

March 13, 2011

VALLEY CENTER —- San Diego County’s avocado growers have been struggling for years with the soaring cost of water and mandatory cutbacks in its use. But several dozen trees on the Nick Stehly Ranch provides the $137 million industry with a rare cause of optimism. The experimental trees are thriving, and producing fruit, on irrigation water so salty that ordinary trees won’t bear fruit…

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