Tomato

{Lycopersicum esculentum}
Tomato brown chlorosis leaf

Spotting a Boron Deficiency

Chlorosis on boron-deficient tomato leaves.

Tomato with poor leaf development and aborted fruit

Spotting a Boron Deficiency

Poor tomato leaf development with aborted fruit.

Boron Deficiency in Tomato

The first sign of boron deficiency in tomatoes is a terminal chlorosis on the younger leaves. In severe cases, the young leaves are grossly misshapen and the growing points die. The stems are short and thick. Failure to set fruit is common and the fruit may be ridged, show corky patches, and ripen unevenly.

Soil Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Granubor 2 Fertibor
LBS./ACRE 6-9 6-9
KG/HA 6.75 - 10.13 6.75 - 10.13

Foliar Application (Suggested rates of application)

  Solubor
LBS./ACRE 4-6
KG/HA 4.5 - 6.75
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