U.S. Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer

:: Thursday, April 21, 2016

BORON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rio Tinto Borates’ (RTB) 20 Mule Team® Borax fertilizers are featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing May 3 on RFD-TV. 

In this episode, American Farmer travels to California for a behind-the-scenes look at how the global mining and refining company operates California's largest open pit mine in the Mojave Desert - one of the richest borate deposits on the planet.

Viewers are educated on how boron is vital to fertilization, fruit, and seed production. While boron is present everywhere in the environment, substantial deposits of borates are relatively rare.

The episode also includes Kelly Nelson, PhD, a research agronomist and plant sciences professor at the University of Missouri who led independent corn trials that investigated the impact of the soluble boron source Granubor® compared to granular ulexite.

The studies, conducted by third-party researchers during the 2012-14 seasons in mid-western United States, yielded valuable data demonstrating the improved performance of Granubor, despite severe drought and suboptimal growing conditions.

“Our 20 Mule Team Borax products of Granubor, Solubor® and Fertibor® are recognized worldwide for their performance, quality, technical support, research data, and supply reliability,” says Paul Fink, sales manager for Rio Tinto Borates. “Our participation in the American Farmer series compliments our commitment to the agricultural industry.”

About U.S. Borax

U.S. Borax is the world's leading provider of refined borates, a critical ingredient in hundreds of products including glass, fiberglass, ceramics, fertilizers, wood preservatives, detergents and many others. U.S. Borax operates mining, refining and shipping facilities on six continents. Our researchers and specialists also work to advance borate science, pioneering new products and applications that harness the many properties of this versatile resource. For more information, visit:

About American Farmer

American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From seed to harvest, livestock and more, our producers have traveled the country covering the people, places and issues impacting all areas of farm country.

American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on RFD-TV. Check your local listing for show times. For more information visit: American Farmer TV.

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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 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 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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