Celebrating 145 years of Rio Tinto's borates business.
As one of the chemical elements that make up our planet, boron is all around us—in soil and water, plants and animals—in trace amounts.
As one of the micronutrients that all plants need, boron plays an important role in a number of vital processes in rice growth such as cell wall synthesis, cell membrane functions, root development, pollen tube germination, flower initiation and seed production.
Orange, Virginia (1970): Yield was significantly improved
Alfalfa has a higher boron requirement than most crops. For optimum yields of high quality alfalfa, it is essential to maintain adequate supplies of available boron throughout the growing season.
Ammonium pentaborate is a product resulting from the controlled reaction of ammonia, water, and boric acid.
A white, crystalline product manufactured in the U.S.A. by U.S. Borax Inc.
Solubor is highly water soluble, and is commonly applied in foliar sprays. Because the season for the most effective foliar application of boron is short, foliar sprays must be prepared quickly and accurately.
Apples require an adequate supply of available boron, especially during flower formation and fruit set. Learn how foliar sprays such as Solubor during the dormant season, pre-pink, and early bud stages can ensure an adequate supply of boron.
Certain crops are more at risk for boron deficiency than others. Fortunately, refined boron can help.
South Africa (1989-90): Best yield was achieved with applications at first bud break