A offshoot of “Romans salting the earth after the 3rd Punic War. Fact or Myth?” thread
My question is, is this a effective method of preventing agriculture in the ways that the Romans were said to use in (but didn’t)?
I can understand it killing growing crops for that season, but it would require massive amounts of salt, most likely on the order of how we salt roads today - a huge effort for such a early society. And that salt would be washed away by rain, so perhaps only effective for one season? Or would it persist for many seasons?