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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 deficiency symptoms and recommendations for oil palm cultivation.
The cooking quality of potatoes may be compromised when the tubers have a boron deficiency.
Boron plays an important role in rice growth including cell wall synthesis, cell membrane functions, root development, pollen tube germination, flower initiation, and seed production.
A practical guide to boron fertilization: Everything from boron in plant nutrition to diagnosing boron deficiency
Presentation on boron in South American South America, by Fabiano Silvestrin, MSc Principal Advisor, Global Market Development Agriculture U.S. Borax
Without enough boron, fruit and nut trees typically suffer dieback of branches, premature fruit drop, and poor nut or fruit development as well as cracked or misshapen fruit.
Research in vegetable nutrition and physiology has shown that boron is the key element in several plant growth processes affecting quality.
Boron is essential for all plant growth, including wheat and soybeans.
Plant uptake of boron is a passive (non-metabolic) process and boron is transported in the xylem vessels (transpiration stream) of all plant species. Therefore, boron is mobile in the xylem system of all plants.
U.S. Borax operates California’s largest open pit mine in Boron, California. The mine contains one of the richest borate deposits on the planet and supplies almost 30% of the world’s demand for refined borates.
Organic matter is the storehouse for most of the available boron in soils. Boron deficiencies in crops are found mainly in low organic matter soils and in acid, sandy soils in humid regions.
Unlike South American ulexites, Granubor refined borate fertilizer is specifically designed to release boron when crops need it the most. For corn, this means your crops receive boron at the critical V6-R1 phases.
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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.