Boron Expert

Fabiano Silvestrin

Fabiano Silvestrin

Regional Sales Manager, South America

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Fabiano has more than 14 years of experience in the fertilizers market. He is currently U.S. Borax’s sales manager for Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. He has extensive technical knowledge in soil science, plant nutrition, and several crops working on the development of refined borates market.

He is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Italian. Fabiano has a master’s degree in the science of soil from the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil.

 

An Agricultural Borates Primer

:: Monday, January 27, 2020 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
An Agricultural Borates Primer
The majority of researchers and farmers have recognized the importance of boron in agriculture. Boron is necessary for proper plant nutrition.

Feed Soil to Feed the World

:: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
As the world population grows, soil conservation becomes increasingly critical to expanding our ability to provide a healthy food supply.
 

Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers

:: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers
Sunflowers are a major international crop. In Argentina, discovery of the benefits of boron supplements for sunflowers led to a revitalization of the industry—and higher profits for growers.
 

Need a Quick-Acting Boron Supplement? Spray It!

:: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Need a Quick-Acting Boron Supplement? Spray It!
Foliar application of nutrients is convenient, simple, and economical. Learn how to get the best benefits from including boron in your sprayable fertilizers.

Macro and Micro: What You Need to Know About Soil Nutrients

:: Monday, May 15, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Macro and Micro: What You Need to Know About Soil Nutrients
Like humans, plants need proper nutrition to grow and thrive. Learn about the nutrients all plants need—and why choosing high quality matters.

Boron in Agriculture: Supporting Optimal Plant Health

:: Monday, May 8, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Boron in Agriculture: Supporting Optimal Plant Health
Healthier plants means greater land productivity, more bushels produced per acre, and better profits for farmers.

Boron Deficiency? Start with Your Soil

:: Saturday, April 22, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Boron Deficiency? Start with Your Soil
Boron occurs naturally in soil, but a variety of factors can affect the level of boron that’s available to your plants.

Pioneering History, Progress in Agriculture

:: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Pioneering History, Progress in Agriculture
Around the world, agriculture professionals are part of community founded on a pioneering spirit. U.S. Borax shares that spirit, researching and innovating to provide a better future for farmers.

Boron for Brazil

:: Thursday, September 1, 2016 :: Posted By Fabiano Silvestrin
Boron for Brazil
Today, Brazil boasts a diverse economy. But it all started with coffee.



U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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