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Boron Deficiency in Hops

Boron deficiency can cause the growing points to turn brown and potentially die when they are only a few inches long. The root stocks produce many shoots with short internodes, many of which will die, giving the plant a stunted, bushy appearance. Axillary buds on the shoots which survive may also become necrotic and die although some of the stunted lateral shoot eventually develop.

Leaves produced on such shoots tend to be small, distorted, and double-toothed rather than lobed. Stipules develop normally at first but quickly become necrotic from the tip downward as they age. Many inflorescences turn brown and die. The cones that form are small, loose, and have a scorched appearance which starts at the tip and progresses to the base. The yield is severely reduced. Root systems of deficient plants develop poorly.

Soil Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Granubor Fertibor
LBS/ACRE 9-18 9-18
KG/HA 10.13 - 20.25 10.13 - 20.25

Foliar Application (Suggested rates of application)

KG/HA 6.75 - 13.5
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