Selenium, Nutritive value, Western Australia
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SELENIUM is one of the rare elements. In most soils it occurs in such minute quantities as to escape attention.
Plants, however, can concentrate selenium in their tissues and, in the U.S.A. in areas where the soils contain more selenium than usual, this facility can result in selenium poisoning in grazing animals.
Fortunately, none of the common soil types in Australia appears to contain enough selenium to affect the quality of the herbage.
Snook, Laurence C.
"Selenium : an essential trace element,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1:
8, Article 11.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss8/11