Potato

{Solanum tuberosum}

Boron Deficiency in Potato

Symptoms of boron deficiency are seldom seen on the shoot, although reduced growth with short internodes and curled leaves have been reported. Symptoms are more readily seen in the tubers in the form of brown necrotic patches. The condition known as “internal rust spot” is responsive to boron application but it is yet to be proved whether it is due to boron deficiency or only an indirect association with boron. The cooking quality of the tubers may be impaired.

Soil Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Granubor 2 Fertibor
LBS./ACRE 3-6 3-6
KG/HA 3.38 - 6.75 3.38 - 6.75

Foliar Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Solubor
LBS./ACRE 2-4
KG/HA 2.25 - 4.5

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