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.
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Boron aids in the transfer of sugars and nutrients from leaves to reproductive organs, and increases pollination and seed development. Corn requires a supply of available boron, especially during tasseling and silking.
Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, USA (2018-2019): Increased seed cotton yield
Tennessee, USA (1994): Treatments increased yield over the control
Cotton requires an available supply of boron, especially during the boll development stage, or boll shed may occur which reduces yields. Read more about how Solubor and Granubor are recommended for soils testing low in available boron.
U.S. Borax continually conduct field trials to better understand the use of boron and its benefit to agriculture. Learn about some of our current research.
See how refined boron improved coffee yield and quality over a two-year period.
Discover the key findings in a U.S. Borax study (partnering with the University of Missouri) on the impact of borate soil-type fertilizers on corn crops.
Hear the key results of a two-year rice trial, conducted by U.S. Borax and the International Rice Research Institute, on the effect of borates on rice quality and yield in China.
A U.S. Borax customer who decided to switch to nonrefined mineral borates sees a real difference in crop yield.
Peruvian growers understand the value of U.S. Borax refined boron over mineral borates.
Dehybor is a product resulting from the dehydration and fusion of borax. It is a hard, glassy material, granular in texture.
A free-flowing, colorless glassy product manufactured in the U.S.A. by U.S. Borax Inc.
An essential part of industry—and everyday life
As one of the 109 elements that make up the planet, it’s not surprising that boron is all around us—in soil and water, plants and animals.
Most borates produced by U.S. Borax are relatively stable materials which are normally supplied in 50 lb or 25 kg bags. All bagged borate products should be hadled with care.