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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.

Spring Application Tips for Boron Fertilization

:: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Spring Application Tips for Boron Fertilization
Looking forward, 2019 will have carryover effects on the 2020 cropping season. How producers align their management practices heading into the growing season can make the difference between a successful crop and lagging yields.

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.

Solving Growing Pains and Boron Deficiency in Indian Agriculture

:: Monday, September 16, 2019 :: Posted By Punit Antal
Solving Growing Pains and Boron Deficiency in Indian Agriculture
When people think of India’s economy, many think of its exploding service and technology sectors. Yet for decades, agriculture has played a major role in India’s socioeconomic growth.

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.

Not All Boron Fertilizers Are Created Equal

:: Friday, July 19, 2019
Not All Boron Fertilizers Are Created Equal
When choosing a boron supplement for your crops, you really do get what you pay for. Not all borate products produce the same quality or level of useable boron, so price is not necessarily the best measure of true return on investment (ROI).

Minimize Boron Leaching

:: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Minimize Boron Leaching
Boron leaching in particular can affect overall crop quality and yield. Understanding the causes and solutions will help you create a micronutrient management plan that reduces costs and improves yields.

How Boron Lifts Bananas Production in India and Tropical Climates

:: Monday, March 11, 2019 :: Posted By Punit Antal
How Boron Lifts Bananas Production in India and Tropical Climates
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 High Yield Corn

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

The Basics of Oil Palm Growth

:: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
The Basics of Oil Palm Growth
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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