Boron Expert

Adam Brodie

Adam Brodie

Sales Director, Americas

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Adam has dedicated his career to the boron industry. He joined U.S. Borax in 2017 as a sales manager for the  western United States and Canada, and in 2018 became a senior sales manager in the Americas—managing U.S. Borax’s North and South American agricultural team.

Now, as sales director for the Americas, his focus is on building close relationships within our sales team and with Rio Tinto’s operational, logistics, and marketing teams—all in the name of supporting our customers and ensuring we are able to effectively deliver your borate needs.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.

Not All Boron Fertilizers Are Created Equal

:: Friday, July 19, 2019 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Not All Boron Fertilizers Are Created Equal
When choosing a boron supplement for your crops, you really do get what you pay for. Not all borate products produce the same quality or level of useable boron, so price is not necessarily the best measure of true return on investment (ROI).

A Bevy of Boron

:: Monday, September 24, 2018 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
A Bevy of Boron
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? Chances are, some of it derives from plants—fruits, vegetables, coffee, wine, breads, and cereals.

Caking, Clumping, and Clogging: Avoiding Bulk Mixture Headaches

:: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Caking, Clumping, and Clogging: Avoiding Bulk Mixture Headaches
Get tips for avoiding common issues with bulk blended fertilizers. 
 

How Does Soil Leaching Affect Crop Health?

:: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
How Does Soil Leaching Affect Crop Health?
Are you farming in an area with heavy rainfall or an arid landscape? Leaching has different effects depending on soil type and other factors.  
 

Supplementing with Borates: What Are You REALLY Putting into Your Soil?

:: Friday, July 28, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Supplementing with Borates: What Are You REALLY Putting into Your Soil?
Growers know the value of healthy soil, but the quality of the products you use to supplement soil can vary dramatically. Learn the difference between raw and refined borates.

Is Your Crop Susceptible to Boron Deficiency?

:: Thursday, June 29, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Is Your Crop Susceptible to Boron Deficiency?
If you’re seeing signs that your crop isn’t healthy, testing can confirm whether a boron deficiency exists – and help you take steps to ensure each harvest is better than the last.

Best Bets for Boron in Bulk Blending

:: Saturday, June 10, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Best Bets for Boron in Bulk Blending
What you need to know about bulk blending boron into your soil supplement mix.

Borates for Farm, Fire, and Forest

:: Sunday, January 15, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Borates for Farm, Fire, and Forest
The borates that farmers rely on for healthy crop growth also support related industries. Learn how boron brings benefits to diverse products.

Improving plant performance with refined borates

:: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Improving plant performance with refined borates
When it comes to their crops, farmers and growers are continually assessing ways to increase both yield and quality. Adding boron to the soil is often the answer.

U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer

:: Thursday, April 21, 2016 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer
Rio Tinto Borates’ (RTB) 20 Mule Team® Borax fertilizers are featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing May 3 on RFD-TV.



U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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