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Boron Deficiency in Peas

It is likely that seed reserves of boron will be sufficient for normal growth. Boron deficiency in peas is only expected when seed produced in a boron-deficient area is used. Boron-deficient seedlings are stunted and have short internodes. The stems are thick and the plant will have a bushy appearance. The young leaflets show a marginal chlorosis and have a tendency to curl inwards. Pod abortion occurs and pods that develop will have thick walls, be small, and often contain few or even no seed.

Typical recommended ranges for boron boradcast soil application for peas is 0-0.5 lb of B/acre. Normal plant analysis levels for the best quality and marketability have leaf boron levels in the 25-50 ppm range.*

*Always consult local crop advisors to check the proper dose rates. Rates of boron fertilization should be based on yield goals along with soil tests and/or plant tissue analyses.

Soil Application (Suggested rates of application)

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

Foliar Application (Suggested rates of application)

KG/HA 4.5 - 10.125
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