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Fabiano Silvestrin

Fabiano Silvestrin

Principal Advisor, Global Market Development Agriculture

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Fabiano has more than 19 years of experience in the fertilizers market. He currently serves as U.S. Borax’s global market development manager for agriculture. Previous to this role, he was the regional sales manager for South America. He has extensive technical knowledge in soil science, plant nutrition, and several crops working on the development of refined borates market.

He is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Italian. Fabiano has a master’s degree in the science of soil from the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil.
 

 

Published research:

Lenir Fátima Gotz, F. Silvestrin, A. C. V. Motta & V. Pauletti (2021) Response to Application and Tissue Diagnosis of Boron Deficiency and Toxicity in Maize, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis.
 

Key Lessons from Boron Day 2021

:: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Key Lessons from Boron Day 2021
Did you miss Boron Day 2021? You can still watch the recorded presentations from the virtual event.

Part 2: An Agricultural Borates Primer

:: Thursday, September 16, 2021 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Part 2: An Agricultural Borates Primer
In my first borates primer post, I discussed the different types of borates, solubility by type, and the types of borax U.S. Borax produces. In this post, I’ll cover how borate solubility affects plant absorption and recent research in the field.

U.S. Borax Sponsoring Boron Day

:: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
U.S. Borax Sponsoring Boron Day
Highlighting the importance of boron as a nutrient in various crop management plans, U.S. Borax is proud to sponsor the 2021 Boron Day hosted virtually August 17-19.

An Agricultural Borates Primer

:: Monday, January 27, 2020 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
An Agricultural Borates Primer
The majority of researchers and farmers have recognized the importance of boron in agriculture. Boron is necessary for proper plant nutrition.

Feed Soil to Feed the World

:: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
As the world population grows, soil conservation becomes increasingly critical to expanding our ability to provide a healthy food supply.
 

Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers

:: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers
Sunflowers are a major international crop. In Argentina, discovery of the benefits of boron supplements for sunflowers led to a revitalization of the industry—and higher profits for growers.
 

Need a Quick-Acting Boron Supplement? Spray It!

:: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Need a Quick-Acting Boron Supplement? Spray It!
Foliar application of nutrients is convenient, simple, and economical. Learn how to get the best benefits from including boron in your sprayable fertilizers.

Macro and Micro: What You Need to Know About Soil Nutrients

:: Monday, May 15, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Macro and Micro: What You Need to Know About Soil Nutrients
Like humans, plants need proper nutrition to grow and thrive. Learn about the nutrients all plants need—and why choosing high quality matters.

Boron in Agriculture: Supporting Optimal Plant Health

:: Monday, May 8, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Boron in Agriculture: Supporting Optimal Plant Health
Healthier plants means greater land productivity, more bushels produced per acre, and better profits for farmers.

Boron Deficiency? Start with Your Soil

:: Saturday, April 22, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Boron Deficiency? Start with Your Soil
Boron occurs naturally in soil, but a variety of factors can affect the level of boron that’s available to your plants.
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