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Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers

:: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: Posted By Marcel Barbier
Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers
Sunflowers are a major international crop. In Argentina, discovery of the benefits of boron supplements for sunflowers led to a revitalization of the industry—and higher profits for growers.
 

Of Cabbages and Things

:: Saturday, September 16, 2017 :: Posted By Lucy Meng
Of Cabbages and Things
Cabbage and other brassica crops can be devastated by clubroot. But application of boron reduces the onset of clubroot symptoms and helps protects crop yields to a significant degree.
 

Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices

:: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 :: Posted By Marcel Barbier
Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices
Sustainable development is not about leaving our planet's resources untouched. It is about economic development meeting the needs of the present generation but without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet theirs.
 

In the Green: Boron’s Role as an Essential Micronutrient

:: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
In the Green: Boron’s Role as an Essential Micronutrient
Animals and vegetables are alike in at least one important way: they both need minerals to survive. People didn't know about mineral nutrients such as boron when they first started growing crops more than 10,000 years ago. Now we know that macronutrients and micronutrients are essential.
 

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