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In the Green: Boron’s Role as an Essential Micronutrient

:: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
In the Green: Boron’s Role as an Essential Micronutrient
Animals and vegetables are alike in at least one important way: they both need minerals to survive. People didn't know about mineral nutrients such as boron when they first started growing crops more than 10,000 years ago. Now we know that macronutrients and micronutrients are essential.
 

Eucalyptus Trees from Metamorphic Rock

:: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Eucalyptus Trees from Metamorphic Rock
Prized by the paper industry, eucalyptus grows quickly in its native Australia. When enterprising growers transplanted the crop to Portugal, however, they quickly learned it suffered from boron deficiency in its new environment.
 

Got Alfalfa?

:: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Got Alfalfa?
Even if you're not a farmer, you should care about alfalfa. Learn how this critical crop enhances bovine and human nutrition. 
 

Using Less Water: Environmental Conservation in the Mojave Desert

:: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Using Less Water: Environmental Conservation in the Mojave Desert
Borax mining has always consumed less water than other industrial and mining processes. But U.S. Borax has a history of looking for creative ways to use even less of this precious resource.
 

Down to the Bone

:: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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.
 

Cotton: Mother of Invention

:: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 :: Posted By Punit Antal
Cotton: Mother of Invention
Two and a half centuries ago, cotton production was responsible for a level of invention and ingenuity that changed the world. Its cultivation has been transformed by many of the new technologies, including boron supplementation, that have evolved as a result.
 

Can't Beet This

:: Monday, July 31, 2017
Can't Beet This
Sugarbeet is one of the most boron-intensive crops known today. If sugarbeets are boron deficient, yield will be reduced even if physical symptoms do not show. Learn how to avoid this hidden hunger and ensure the best possible yield.
 

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.
 

Supplementing with Borates: What Are You REALLY Putting into Your Soil?

:: Friday, July 28, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Supplementing with Borates: What Are You REALLY Putting into Your Soil?
Growers know the value of healthy soil, but the quality of the products you use to supplement soil can vary dramatically. Learn the difference between raw and refined borates.

Need a Quick-Acting Boron Supplement? Spray It!

:: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Need a Quick-Acting Boron Supplement? Spray It!
Foliar application of nutrients is convenient, simple, and economical. Learn how to get the best benefits from including boron in your sprayable fertilizers.
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U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 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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