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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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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.
Boron Operations is the heart of a global business including specialty refineries, shipping facilities, and a global network of warehouses and stock points.
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 nearly half 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.
Agriculture needs to become increasingly efficient to feed a growing population. As an essential element for crop growth, boron has a vital role to play.
Boron may not be well known, but it can still be found in pretty much everything.
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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.