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The Basics of Palm Oil

:: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
The Basics of Palm Oil
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil extracted from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the oil palm fruit. The oil primarily comes from the African oil palm and to a lesser extent from American oil palm and maripa palm (Attalea maripa).

Boron Toxicity in Rice

:: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 :: Posted By Lucy Meng
Boron Toxicity in Rice
Boron uptake is closely related to the boron concentration of the soil and the rate of water transpiration by rice plants. This means that rice plants can be particularly susceptible to boron toxicity.

Saving the Olive From Its Past

:: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Saving the Olive From Its Past
Olives have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years—for their oil and their fruit. Yet, all this time, the olive tree itself was a stingy, hostile, uncooperative friend to man. The yield per tree was always miserably low until la olivicultura moderna.

Soy What?

:: Monday, October 1, 2018 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Soy What?
Most soybeans are grown either in the United States or Brazil. Soybeans find their way into hundreds of edible products and numerous technical uses.

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

:: Thursday, January 18, 2018
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
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
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
Crop quality directly affects the quality of human nutrition. Boron plays an important role in both.
 

Pass the Potatoes

:: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Pass the Potatoes
One of boron's claims to fame is that it makes the potato and nearly every vegetable and fruit crop healthier—and more marketable. Potato growers get a healthy ROI for a minimal investment in boron.
 

Better Palm Oil Yields with Boron

:: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
Better Palm Oil Yields with Boron
Palm trees are a valuable and vital component of many essential products, supporting a thriving business and global trade. To meet worldwide demand, growers use boron supplementation to increase yield.
 
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