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Palm oil’s secret ingredient: Boron

:: Monday, July 18, 2022 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
Palm oil’s secret ingredient: Boron
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.

Changing Attitudes in Indian Agriculture

:: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 :: Posted By Punit Antal
Changing Attitudes in Indian Agriculture
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?

Boron a Major Key in the Palm Oil Industry

:: Friday, February 18, 2022 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
Boron a Major Key in the Palm Oil Industry
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.

Manage Alfalfa through Drought

:: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Manage Alfalfa through Drought
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.

Research Provides Case for Boron Application in Soybeans

:: Thursday, September 17, 2020 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Research Provides Case for Boron Application in Soybeans
Soybeans, like all legumes, have a high boron requirement, necessitating pre- and in-season monitoring via both soil and foliar testing.

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.

Manage Boron Availability to Manage Ergot Infection

:: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Manage Boron Availability to Manage Ergot Infection
The scourge of the small cereal and rye grain, ergot can negatively impact the quality of barley grain, and in turn, the profitability of the crop.

Boron Sweetens Production Outcomes for Banana Growers

:: Monday, March 11, 2019 :: Posted By Punit Antal
Boron Sweetens Production Outcomes for Banana Growers
Banana growing success is largely dependent on plant nutrition. Along with essential nutrients such as potassium (K) and nitrogen (N), proper levels of the micro-nutrient boron (B) can ensure larger, better-quality bunches.

Boron: The Secret to Higher Corn Yields

:: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Boron: The Secret to Higher Corn Yields
Increasing global demand for dietary and industrial uses of corn is putting new pressures on corn growers to maximize their yields.

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).
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