Granubor 2
& the 4Rs

By choosing the right source for boron in compound fertilizers, you can increase yields and profitability. 

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The element of growth

Boron helps to feed the world for the future

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Pioneering Progress in Indonesia

Rio Tinto Borates is helping Cocoa Care with sustainable development practices.

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Better Crops from the Ground Up

Boron deficiencies affect almost all major crops grown around the world. Learn how high-quality boron from U.S. Borax can help improve crop yields and farm profits.

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Boron and Better Crops (all crops)

Increase yields by up to 37 bushels per acre (39.8 kg/ha). Refined Boron makes a substantial difference in your crop production.

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Crop Study: Rice

China 2013

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... Watch video

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Granubor 2
B 14.3%
Made especially for bulk blenders

A pure, 100% water-soluble micronutrient that meets boron demand during the growing season. Made especially for bulk blenders, Granubor 2 helps to ensure uniform distribution in nutritional blends and in the field. Learn more

Chemical
  • Boron(B) 14.3%
  • Material required for 1 lb (.45 kg) of B 7 lb (3.18 kg)
  • Derived from sodium borates
Physical
  • SCREEN % CUMULATIVE
  • -4 Trace
  • +12 95
Bulk Density
  • Loose pack 57 lb/ft3 (913 kg/m3)
  • Tight pack 60 lb/ft3 (961 kg/m3)
  • Angle of response 30°
  • Tight pack 280
Containers
  • Granubor 2 is available in bulk, 2500 lb (1134 kg) super bags or 50 lb (22.7 kg) plastic bags.
Solubor
B 20.5%
Product of choice for foliar applications

A concentrated, highly soluble, and fast dissolving powder that is ideal for foliar and other sprays. With the highest concentration of boron in any approved product, Solubor is an economical choice for nutritional formulations. Learn more

Chemical
  • Boron(B) 20.5%
  • Material required for 1 lb (.45 kg) of B 4.9 lb (2.22 kg)
  • Derived from sodium borates
Physical
  • SCREEN % CUMULATIVE
  • +200 8
  • -200 92
Bulk Density
  • Loose pack 25 lb/ft3 (400.46 kg/m3)
  • Tight pack 35 lb/ft3 (560.6 kg/m3)
Containers
  • Solubor is available in 1700 lb (771 kg) super bags, and in 50 lb (22.7 kg) multiwall paper bags with a polyethylene moisture resistant barrier.
Fertibor
B 15.0%
Optimum product for suspensions

A fine crystalline borate ideal for NPK compound fertilizers and suspensions. Manufactured as free-flowing granules, Fertibor is easily handled and offers superior flow and consistency. Learn more

Chemical
  • Boron(B) 15.0%
  • Material required for 1 lb (.45 kg) of B 6.7 lb (3.04 kg)
  • Derived from sodium borates
Physical
  • SCREEN % CUMULATIVE
  • 8 Trace
  • 200 98
Bulk Density
  • Loose pack 63 lb/ft3 (1009 kg/m3)
  • Tight pack 71 lb/ft3 (1137kg/m3)
Containers
  • Fertibor is available in bulk, 2500 lb (1134 kg) super bags or 50 lb. (22.7 kg) plastic bags.

Locate Boron Solutions for Your Region

Africa
Africa
Throughout Africa, soils can benefit from application of refined boron. Of course, this vast region comprises a multitude of climates, soil types, and crops. Yet frequent droughts and pervasive sandy soils mean that most growers here can see higher yields and greater ROI through the use of refined boron. Learn More
Australia / New Zealand
Australia / New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand are well known for their wide expanses and thriving agricultural industry. With numerous areas of volcanic or sandy soil and fairly high rainfall, refined boron can be beneficial when applied correctly. Learn More
China
China
Like many areas of the world, much of China features boron-deficient soils. The issue is of particular concern in Guangxi, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Xinjiang, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Henan, Guizhou, and Shandong provinces. China’s growers and fertilizer producers also face challenges related to fertilizer use and identification of high-quality products. Fortunately, U.S. Borax can help. Learn More
Europe
Europe
European growers face boron-depleted soils, especially given the demands of widespread crops such as rapeseed. Refined boron can help, and offers a variety of application methods to meet growers’ needs. Learn More
India
India
Growers in this region have a high agricultural demand for boron, which is especially deficient throughout Bangladesh in eastern India. Monsoon patterns and depletion from the variety of high-yield crops in the area mean that refined boron supplementation is vital to help prevent fruit and flower drop and protect growers’ livelihoods. Both family growers and larger land holdings can benefit from the application of high-quality, highly available refined boron. Learn More
Latin America
Latin America
Latin America—comprising Mexico as well as countries throughout Central America, South America, and the Caribbean—is a vital contributor to the world’s food and agricultural resources. With a great deal of farmable land and a wide range of available crops, this region relies on boron for optimal yields. Learn More
North America
North America
Canada and the United States comprise vast swaths of renowned farmland. From the corn fields of Iowa to the apple orchards of Ontario, boron plays an important role in the health of North American agriculture. Learn More
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Many growers in Southeast Asia can benefit from improved soil nutrition supported by boron supplementation. The region’s fluctuations between drought and heavy rains, as well as sandy soils in many areas, increase the leaching of boron and can harm valuable crops such as rice, tropical fruits, and oil palm. Learn More

Boost Crop Quality with Boron

See how different crops benefit from boron supplementation and get crop-specific information.

Better with Boron

Damien Slowik | Monitoring and Improving Crop Health

U.S. Borax is committed to helping growers improve crop yield. We provide field research, crop guides, and refined boron fertilizers that deliver optimal resu... Watch video

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Sales Manager Bio
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Henri Ngoh
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Kenneth Hoo
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China Sales Bio
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India Sales Bio

Refined Borate: The Key Ingredient in Fertilizer Blends for Customer Loyalty

:: Thursday, January 18, 2018 :: Posted By Marcel Barbier
Initial nutrient price isn’t the only—or the best—way to determine the value of the borates you choose for your blends. The question isn’t which borates are least expensive, but what is the true cost of using cheap mineral borates?
 

What Does “Sustainable Farming” Really Mean

:: Sunday, December 24, 2017 :: Posted By Paul Fink
Agricultural industrialization in the mid-1900s led to increased output but took a harmful toll on precious resources. Today, farmers big and small across the globe are looking for ways to adopt sustainable agriculture practices that allow them to grow more high-quality food using fewer, well-managed resources.
 

Future Miners Get Real-World Experience with Rio Tinto Borates

:: Friday, December 8, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison

For one week each year, a group of students from The University of Utah’s Department of Mining Engineering embark on a journey to Death Valley. With experts from Rio Tinto Borates as their guides, they tap into the area’s rich history of mining and gain real-world experience along the way.

Rio Tinto Borates is a global leader in the supply and science of borates - naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. Refined borates are essential nutrients for crops. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with over 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world's need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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