Boron Deficiency in Vegetable Crops

Vegetable Crops

Wilting shoots, poor bud development, bud death, swollen stems, and pith cavities are all signs of boron deficiency in a variety of vegetables. Plant dwarfing and death can occur. Lack of boron not only reduces yield, it can severely damage the quality of existing plants.

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