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Boron Toxicity in Rice

:: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 :: Posted By Lucy Meng
Boron Toxicity in Rice
Boron uptake is closely related to the boron concentration of the soil and the rate of water transpiration by rice plants. This means that rice plants can be particularly susceptible to boron toxicity.

Saving the Olive From Its Past

:: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Saving the Olive From Its Past
Olives have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years—for their oil and their fruit. Yet, all this time, the olive tree itself was a stingy, hostile, uncooperative friend to man. The yield per tree was always miserably low until la olivicultura moderna.

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.

Soy What?

:: Monday, October 1, 2018
Soy What?
Most soybeans are grown either in the United States or Brazil. Soybeans find their way into hundreds of edible products and numerous technical uses.

Assessing the Scale of the Boron Market in North America

:: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Assessing the Scale of the Boron Market in North America
Boron for agricultural use is a stable market in North America, but it has more growth potential than most people realize. Boron deficiency is a common problem, and more and more research is being carried out that validates the importance of boron to every crop.

Refined Borate: The Key Ingredient in Fertilizer Blends for Customer Loyalty

:: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Refined Borate: The Key Ingredient in Fertilizer Blends for Customer Loyalty
Initial nutrient price isn’t the only—or the best—way to determine the value of the borates you choose for your blends. The question isn’t which borates are least expensive, but what is the true cost of using cheap mineral borates?
 

Feeding the World, Feeding the Future

:: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Feeding the World, Feeding the Future
Rio Tinto provides centralized resources and information about crop nutrition, soil health, and advances in agriculture that are helping to feed the world’s growing population today and sustain food supplies into the future. 
 

What Does “Sustainable Farming” Really Mean?

:: Friday, November 24, 2017
What Does “Sustainable Farming” Really Mean?
Agricultural industrialization in the mid-1900s led to increased output but took a harmful toll on precious resources. Today, farmers big and small across the globe are looking for ways to adopt sustainable agriculture practices that allow them to grow more high-quality food using fewer, well-managed resources.
 

Caking, Clumping, and Clogging: Avoiding Bulk Mixture Headaches

:: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Caking, Clumping, and Clogging: Avoiding Bulk Mixture Headaches
Get tips for avoiding common issues with bulk blended fertilizers. 
 

Going to Extremes

:: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Going to Extremes
Extreme weather—from drought to flooding to sudden events—takes a toll on soil health. Here’s how proper supplementation can help.
 
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