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How Does Soil Leaching Affect Crop Health?

:: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
How Does Soil Leaching Affect Crop Health?
Are you farming in an area with heavy rainfall or an arid landscape? Leaching has different effects depending on soil type and other factors.  
 

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.

Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers

:: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers
Sunflowers are a major international crop. In Argentina, discovery of the benefits of boron supplements for sunflowers led to a revitalization of the industry—and higher profits for growers.
 

Of Cabbages and Things

:: Saturday, September 16, 2017 :: Posted By Lucy Meng
Of Cabbages and Things
Cabbage and other brassica crops can be devastated by clubroot. But application of boron reduces the onset of clubroot symptoms and helps protects crop yields to a significant degree.
 

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 :: Posted By Glenn Ross
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.
 
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