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Identifying and addressing boron deficiencies in South America

:: Monday, August 22, 2022 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Identifying and addressing boron deficiencies in South America
Boron deficiency can significantly affect crop yields. This is especially prevalent in South America, particularly agriculture-rich Brazil, where most soils test at low levels of boron.

Key Lessons from Boron Day 2021

:: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Key Lessons from Boron Day 2021
Did you miss Boron Day 2021? You can still watch the recorded presentations from the virtual event.

Part 2: An Agricultural Borates Primer

:: Thursday, September 16, 2021 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Part 2: An Agricultural Borates Primer
In my first borates primer post, I discussed the different types of borates, solubility by type, and the types of borax U.S. Borax produces. In this post, I’ll cover how borate solubility affects plant absorption and recent research in the field.

U.S. Borax Sponsoring Boron Day

:: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
U.S. Borax Sponsoring Boron Day
Highlighting the importance of boron as a nutrient in various crop management plans, U.S. Borax is proud to sponsor the 2021 Boron Day hosted virtually August 17-19.

The major challenges and opportunities to increase micronutrient use in agriculture

:: Monday, March 15, 2021
The major challenges and opportunities to increase micronutrient use in agriculture
The impact of micronutrients on crop production is growing in importance. Learn more in this article from Fertilizer Focus magazine.

Boron’s Essential Role During COVID-19

:: Monday, May 4, 2020
Boron’s Essential Role During COVID-19
As shelter-in-place became more widespread, the U.S. federal government announced that agriculture, and those involved in production agriculture, would maintain operations as a critical industry. From coast to coast and around the world, boron helps farmers boost crop yield and quality.

How to Boost Profitability Using Boron on Commodity Crops

:: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
How to Boost Profitability Using Boron on Commodity Crops
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.

An Agricultural Borates Primer

:: Monday, January 27, 2020 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
An Agricultural Borates Primer
The majority of researchers and farmers have recognized the importance of boron in agriculture. Boron is necessary for proper plant nutrition.

The Challenges of Boron Fertilizer Management

:: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Challenges of Boron Fertilizer Management
Boron deficiency can make it extremely difficult for a plant to grow to its full potential. Most plants are not able to remobilize boron from old to new tissue as with other nutrients, such as nitrogen. Understanding whether a nutrient is mobile or immobile in plants and the available solutions to correct boron deficiency can help you overcome this problem and enjoy a fruitful harvest.

Boron PhD: Advancing understanding of boron to a higher level

:: Monday, October 8, 2018
Boron PhD: Advancing understanding of boron to a higher level
Technology provides high-speed access to information about every topic and in every industry. People are learning to approach everything we do with more precise information. This evolution is especially true in agriculture. As agronomists and farmers tackle critical issues, they increasingly rely on advanced knowledge to inform their solutions.
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