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TomP
7/20/2017 07:56 EST

I have 40-acres in San Rafael Argentina with ample water rights. But a recent Agronomist Report says the land is too salty to grow vineyards, orchards of groves. I could cleanse the soil but it would require several years and a lot of chemicals.

Any ideas what I can do? No, I don’t want to raise Pet Rocks.

If someone can come up with a way to legitimately use this land?
I will provide the land and water.
I am not necessarily looking for money. I am open to some form of a partnership or a JV. Let me know.

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expat0tree
7/20/2017 19:30 EST

Tom, I would cover the property with both Eucalyptus and Acacia for timber on the long term and honey bees on shorter term, between the trees meanwhile i would seed salt-tolerant shrubs and grasses for animal grazing.
If non of that interests you then maybe wind and solar.

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TomP
7/20/2017 20:08 EST

expatotree,

Thanks for the suggestions, I hadn’t thought of any of them

Sincerely,

Tom

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mikelley2
7/23/2017 07:05 EST

Tom.

List of trees that are salt tolerant ion the web.

Mike
Journal of Arboriculture, November 1976 209
SELECTION OF TREES FOR
TOLERANCE TO SALT INJURY

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TomP
7/23/2017 08:26 EST

Mike,

Thanks for the info and I did check it out. I guess my question is, and it’s almost impossible to get a straight answer from an Argentine Agronomist, is how long will it take to cleanse my soil and at what cost. My 40-acres is worth a lot more if I can plant vineyards or olive trees or fruit trees.

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