Linseed, Flax

{Linum usitatissimum}

Boron Deficiency In Flax Linseed

The young leaves are chlorotic and, in cases of severe boron deficiency, the growing points ultimately die and shoots will develop from many nodes. Growth is generally reduced and the stems may be thick, twisted, and possibly fasciated. The tips of the shoots turn yellow, wilt, and die. In old plants, the top part may be affected while the lower part remains healthy. The yield of seed and straw is reduced and the fiber may be of poor quality. Boron-deficient flax appears to be more susceptible to Fusarium than healthy flax. Roots will be dark and short when boron deficiency is severe.

Soil Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Granubor 2 Fertibor
LBS./ACRE 3-9 3-9
KG/HA 3.38 - 10.13 3.38 - 10.13

Foliar Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Solubor
LBS./ACRE 2-6
KG/HA 2.25 - 6.75
Value in Use
Application Method
Acreage
Current Yield (Per Acre)
Lbs
Expected Sale Price

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