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How Does Soil Leaching Affect Crop Health?

:: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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
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.
 

Improving Palm Oil Yields with Boron

:: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
Improving 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
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
Got Alfalfa?
Even if you're not a farmer, you should care about alfalfa. Learn how this critical crop enhances bovine and human nutrition. 
 

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.
 
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