Arcadia - Salinity Tolerance
Worldwide, more than 77 million hectares of agricultural land have been impacted by salinity. Economic losses from salinity, either due to lack of production or low yields, are estimated to be in excess of $20 billion per year and growing.
Arcadia’s Salinity Tolerance (ST) trait enables plants to produce normal yields under highly saline conditions. In addition to their improved agronomic performance, these ST plants bind excess salt from soil and help restore salinized land over time. Arcadia and its partners have applied the trait to a wide range of crops, including wheat, rice, corn, soybeans and oilseeds.