Boron Expert

Marcel Barbier

Marcel Barbier

Development Specialist

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marcel.barbier@riotinto.com

Marcel has more than 25 years of experience in the crop protection and nutrition industry. His main role is to develop key relationships with agricultural customers and relevant industry personnel by providing them with technical support and training seminars. In addition, he coordinates research and innovation programs for development projects and leads new product trials at customer and university locations. He has a bachelor’s of applied science and a master’s of science in crop protection from the Universidad Rafael Landívar in Guatemala. Marcel received his doctorate in soil and water science with a minor in plant health management from the University of Florida.

Refined Borate: The Key Ingredient in Fertilizer Blends for Customer Loyalty

:: Thursday, January 18, 2018 :: Posted By Marcel Barbier
Initial nutrient price isn’t the only—or the best—way to determine the value of the borates you choose for your blends. The question isn’t which borates are least expensive, but what is the true cost of using cheap mineral borates?
 

Not Just a Pretty Face: Boron Benefits for Sunflowers

:: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: Posted By Marcel Barbier
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.
 

Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices

:: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 :: Posted By Marcel Barbier
Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices
Sustainable development is not about leaving our planet's resources untouched. It is about economic development meeting the needs of the present generation but without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet theirs.
 

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