Spotting boron Deficiency

Visual Symptoms of Boron Deficiency

Boron deficiency in various crops shares certain characteristics including misshapen, thick, small, brittle leaves—typically affecting the youngest leaves first. 
 
Leaves
Misshapen, thick, small, brittle leaves—typically affecting the youngest leaves first
Stems
Short, shrunken stems and stunted or reduced growth points
Fruit
Cracked or watery tissue or fruit
Kernels
Malformed or irregular fruit or kernels 

How to spot boron deficiency

Marcel Barbier Development Specialist

Educational Video

Understand the symptoms of boron deficiency and what the best practices are to identify the amount of boron in your soils and plants. Focusing on micronutrien... Learn More

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