Rice is mainly produced in deltas, where paddy fields decrease the usual soil salinity in these areas.
In Ebro Delta, the Apple Snail pest is destroying the rice seedlings, damaging the rice production. Some of the methods used to control that invasive species are to flood the paddy fields with sea water and dry seeding. However, those methods increase the field salinity.
IRTA researcher Mar Català explains in this video how the Neurice project might help to solve that problem.