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:: Thursday, June 24, 2021 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje

As we gear up for the second half of 2021, we’re looking forward to the upcoming Southwestern Fertilizer Conference (SWFC) in San Antonio.

In addition to our 2021 launch of Anhybor® and Zincubor®, U.S. Borax is proud to introduce Solubor® Flow to the North American market as the first and only aqueous product that is versatile in multiple agricultural production practices. The ease of liquid dispensing and competitive pricing make Solubor Flow an attractive addition to product portfolios.

The ease of liquid with Solubor Flow

As the only aqueous suspension of sodium borate and microcrystals on the market, Solubor Flow does not contain monoethanolamine and is non-viscous, non-oily, and solvent free. In Solubor Flow, the sodium borate is placed in suspension without the use of any chemical solvents and offers a composition that allows for rapid dissolution in water. These attributes make the product an ideal solution for foliar application in irrigation, fertigation, and hydroponic growing, as well as a direct soil fertilizer when mixed with a urea ammonium nitrate (UAN).

And, because Solubor Flow is made from all-natural ingredients, it can be used as a fertilizer for certified organic crop production.

Solubor Flow is compatible with most crop protection chemicals and is an ideal mix companion for nitrogen solutions when applied directly to the soil. The product also allows for a direct water-mix in the tank or through injection systems when applied as a foliar spray. Because the sodium borate readily dissolves when added to water, it is a more effective, efficient, and sustainable product for agriculture production.

Solubor Flow is recommended for the following boron sensitive crops:

Field Crops
Tree Crops
Vegetable Crops
Alfalfa Apples Cabbage
Canola Citrus Carrots
Corn Coffee Cauliflower
Cotton Grapes Celery
Sugar beets Olives Beets
Soybeans Peaches  
  Pears  


Solubor Flow should be stored indoors, between 5°C and 35°C, however, there is no crystal formation by sedimentation at low temperatures, and, if frozen, will return to liquid when temperatures rise—making it a more stable formulation than conventional liquid boron.

New products for 2021: Anhybor and Zincubor

Anhybor is designed for the manufacture of boron-enriched fertilizers--satisfying coating, compound fertilizer, and direct soil application needs with one product. Depending on the grade, Anhybor can be used to coat different fertilizer products, such as NPK fertilizers, with the aid of a binder system. The 12-mesh and 30-mesh grades of Anhybor allow fertilizer manufacturers to add boron to their products before granulation or compaction, and Anhybor doesn’t contain any structural water which yields a better finished product with less risk of segregation.

Zincubor, a 2:1 ratio of zinc and boron, addresses the boron and zinc deficiencies that go hand-in-hand in soils around the world. The perfect balance of both micronutrients supplies crops with the nutrition they need, when they need it. And like Anhybor, Zincubor, offers versatility across the industry, allowing manufacturers to use the product as a micronutrient coating or a compound fertilizer. Both Anhybor and Zincubor contain no added impurities or fillers.

Technical expertise for your business

We know that a solution is only a solution if it works. That’s why all of our products undergo rigorous testing—in the lab and in field.

With six unique available products, including a well-rounded offering of OMRI-listed products, U.S. Borax has a fit for nearly every crop and production model.

I’m always excited to talk about the many benefits of our boron fertilization products and the benefits they can bring to your business. To continue the conversation at SWFC and discuss testing and performance results, contact me at wendall.boehlje@riotinto.com to schedule a meeting.

I hope to see you there!


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U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 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 northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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