Sargassum trials ‘promising’

Very soon, researchers will be certain about whether using Sargassum seaweed in crops can bear fruit.

In the meantime, farmers are still being cautioned not to take the seaweed from the beach and integrate it directly into their crop production.

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) representative in Barbados, Chadeene Beckles, made those points as she gave an update on several of their initiatives, including the ongoing Sargassum Products For Climate Resilience In
The Caribbean project.

“We have collaborated on some research trials looking at the use of Sargassum-derived liquid extract and what the impact of those extracts would be on the production of fruiting crops.

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