20 Mule Team in the 2017 Rose Parade

On January 2, Rio Tinto’s 20 Mule Team will rode in the 2017 Rose Parade with a full scale, authentic, working replica set of wagons that honored the original wagons from the 1800’s. An over 100-year-old festival of flowers, music and sports, the 2017 Rose Parade theme, “Echoes of Success,” celebrated selfless people, institutions and organizations that help in the success of others through selfless contributions.

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Supporting Sustainable Farming in Indonesia

Joining an ongoing partnership between the “Cocoa Care” program and the IPNI SEAP, Rio Tinto supports sustainable development of smallholder cocoa farming in Indonesia and promotes Good Agriculture Practices and the responsible use of fertilizer nutrients, including the micronutrient boron. This partnership aims to help struggling farmers by involving them in on-farm research about cocoa tree nutrition and sustainable soil management.

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Improved Corn Yields with Granubor® 2

Boron is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. Rio Tinto Borates participated in independent corn trials during the 2012-14 seasons that investigated the impact of the soluble boron source Granubor® 2 compared to granular ulexite. As a refined granular sodium borate, Granubor® 2 is uniquely able to meet initial boron demands from corn’s early growth, and provide a continued season-long supply of boron.

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