Agriculture plays a significant role in many Asian economies, including China—one of the world's largest agricultural countries. The agriculture industry in China continuously searches for ways to increase crop yields to meet the growing demand for food at home and commodity crops abroad.
Boron (B) deficiency has been identified as the most common nutritional disorder in oil palm plantations around the world, and it is intensified in regions with alkaline, sandy soils and subject to high volumes of rainfall.
Boron deficiency is a serious issue that can affect the yield and quality of commodity crops. Without adequate boron, plants are unable to complete their life cycle. But what does a deficiency look like and why is it so important for plant growth? Causes and effects of boron deficiency, and the best ways to address it, are different in every crop.
One element that plays an important role in corn plant nutrition, but is often overlooked, is boron. Learn more about why boron is such an important micronutrient and how you can apply it to your crop.
As demand for palm oil continues to rise, and the option to grow more palm may seem obvious. Yet, the more sustainable answer is to increase the output and efficiency.
In a significant mindset shift, the government of India’s focus is moving from increasing farm output to improving farmer incomes. What does this mean for Indian agriculture?
Weng Kee Ch'ng, regional agronomist for U.S. Borax, sits down with Asia Palm Oil
magazine to discuss our company and boron fertilization in the palm oil industry.
In many states, alfalfa is the commodity crop that is most sensitive to boron deficiency. Many of those same states are facing historic drought—a combination that presents intrinsic challenges for alfalfa producers.
Soybeans, like all legumes, have a high boron requirement, necessitating pre- and in-season monitoring via both soil and foliar testing.
Maximum commodity crop yields call for both micro and macronutrients to be available when and where a plant requires them. As one of eight essential micronutrients, boron is critical to reaching corn and soybean crop yield potential.