Boron Expert

Mark Manning

Mark Manning

Market Development, Principal Scientist

Mark serves as a Principal Scientist with an emphasis on market development for biocides and agriculture.  With Rio Tinto Borates since 1990, Mark has held numerous positions including Global Manager of Preservation Technology. He holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Boron and the Brain: Coordination, Concentration, and Recall

:: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
Crop quality directly affects the quality of human nutrition. Boron plays an important role in both.
 

In the Green: Boron’s Role as an Essential Micronutrient

:: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
In the Green: Boron’s Role as an Essential Micronutrient
Animals and vegetables are alike in at least one important way: they both need minerals to survive. People didn't know about mineral nutrients such as boron when they first started growing crops more than 10,000 years ago. Now we know that macronutrients and micronutrients are essential.
 

Down to the Bone

:: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
Down to the Bone
For many years, medical experts have urged us to take boron supplements to help stave off one of the afflictions of old age: osteoporosis. This condition makes bones lose calcium, weaken, and become easily susceptible to fracture. Learn how a micronutrient supports bone health.
 

Boron: The Marker of a Healthy Diet

:: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 :: Posted By Mark Manning
Boron: The Marker of a Healthy Diet
Plants get the boron they need from soil and water. In fact, they can't live without it. For humans, experts agree that boron is nutritionally important, and mounting evidence suggests that boron may be an essential element for our diet as well.
 

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