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Wendall Boehlje

Wendall Boehlje

Technical Sales Agronomist, North America

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Wendall manages U.S. Borax’s U.S. and Canada training, agricultural research, and some of our key accounts. He has more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. agriculture industry. In addition, Wendall is a certified crop advisor (CCA) and has owned and managed his own farming operation in Iowa. He has a bachelor of science in agricultural business from Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

Partnering for Sustainable Soil

:: Friday, December 3, 2021 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Partnering for Sustainable Soil
The United Nations created World Soil Day to raise awareness about the growing challenges in soil management and to encourage improved soil health.

Manage Alfalfa through Drought

:: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Manage Alfalfa through Drought
In many states, alfalfa is the commodity crop that is most sensitive to boron deficiency. Many of those same states are facing historic drought—a combination that presents intrinsic challenges for alfalfa producers.

Ready for a Fertilizer Conversation?

:: Thursday, June 24, 2021 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Ready for a Fertilizer Conversation?
As we gear up for the second half of 2021, we’re looking forward to the upcoming Southwestern Fertilizer Conference (SWFC) in San Antonio.

Happy Soil for a Happy Earth Day

:: Thursday, April 22, 2021 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Happy Soil for a Happy Earth Day
We celebrate Earth Day much like every other day—by providing the boron-delivering products growers need to achieve sustainability in profitability, production, efficiency, and environmental stewardship.

Boron and Nutrient Cycling

:: Thursday, October 22, 2020 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Boron and Nutrient Cycling
This month, the last installment in our series on Dr. James White’s work focuses on boron and nutrient cycling.

The Rhizophagy Cycle

:: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
The Rhizophagy Cycle
This month, our series continues with the third installment, as we focus on the core component of Dr. James White’s work: The Rhizophagy Cycle

Microbes Carried on Seed Coats Stimulate Performance

:: Friday, July 17, 2020 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Microbes Carried on Seed Coats Stimulate Performance
In part two of our series with Dr. James White, we look at the role of seeds and their central association with root hairs.

Revisiting the Role of Plant Root Hairs

:: Friday, June 19, 2020 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Revisiting the Role of Plant Root Hairs
For Dr. James White and his team of researchers at Rutgers University, giving credence to the rhizophagy cycle and the microbes that fuel it has proven to yield a new understanding the symbiotic relationship between the soil biome and plant root hairs.

How to Boost Profitability Using Boron on Commodity Crops

:: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
How to Boost Profitability Using Boron on Commodity Crops
Maximum commodity crop yields call for both micro and macronutrients to be available when and where a plant requires them. As one of eight essential micronutrients, boron is critical to reaching corn and soybean crop yield potential.

Spring Application Tips for Boron Fertilization

:: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 :: Posted By Wendall Boehlje
Spring Application Tips for Boron Fertilization
Looking forward, 2019 will have carryover effects on the 2020 cropping season. How producers align their management practices heading into the growing season can make the difference between a successful crop and lagging yields.
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