Join Us: Boron 20 Mule Team Days

On October 7, 2017 we’ll be celebrating our 145 year rich history of innovation, creativity, and community service in Boron, California for 20 Mule Team Days. The 20 Mule Team will ride again with a new full scale, authentic replica set of the wagons created by David Engel. Join us as they parade down Twenty Mule Team Road and help us look forward to many more years of innovative and exciting research, product development, and community partnership.

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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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