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A Bevy of Boron

:: Monday, September 24, 2018 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
A Bevy of Boron
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? Chances are, some of it derives from plants—fruits, vegetables, coffee, wine, breads, and cereals.

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.
 

Feeding the World, Feeding the Future

:: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 :: Posted By Damien Slowik
Rio Tinto provides centralized resources and information about crop nutrition, soil health, and advances in agriculture that are helping to feed the world’s growing population today and sustain food supplies into the future. 
 

Boron and the Brain: Coordination, Concentration, and Recall

:: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
Crop quality directly affects the quality of human nutrition. Boron plays an important role in both.
 

Feed Soil to Feed the World

:: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
As the world population grows, soil conservation becomes increasingly critical to expanding our ability to provide a healthy food supply.
 

Down to the Bone

:: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
Down to the Bone
For many years, medical experts have urged us to take boron supplements to help stave off one of the afflictions of old age: osteoporosis. This condition makes bones lose calcium, weaken, and become easily susceptible to fracture. Learn how a micronutrient supports bone health.
 

Supporting Cocoa Farms and Families: Boron for Better Crops and Profits

:: Sunday, July 30, 2017 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
Supporting Cocoa Farms and Families: Boron for Better Crops and Profits
Even as the market for cocoa expands, Indonesian cocoa farms are struggling to build their crops and profits. The Community Solutions International (CSI) program Cocoa Care provides training and resources to help Indonesian cocoa farming families turn their farms into profitable, sustainable businesses. Rio Tinto Borates is pitching in to help farmers learn how boron can boost cocoa yields.
 

Boron: The Marker of a Healthy Diet

:: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
Boron: The Marker of a Healthy Diet
Plants get the boron they need from soil and water. In fact, they can't live without it. For humans, experts agree that boron is nutritionally important, and mounting evidence suggests that boron may be an essential element for our diet as well.
 

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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