US Borax featured in episode of Jay Leno’s Garage

Legendary comedian Jay Leno takes the wheel of a 240-ton haul truck at US Borax’s mining operation in the January 25 episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” (Thursdays on CNBC). In the episode, Leno interviews Mine Manager Brett Horton about truck maintenance and performance, then takes a haul truck on a dump run with Ross Johnson, a 40-year US Borax operator.

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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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