As demand for palm oil continues to rise, and the option to grow more palm may seem obvious. Yet, the more sustainable answer is to increase the output and efficiency.
Weng Kee Ch'ng, regional agronomist for U.S. Borax, sits down with Asia Palm Oil
magazine to discuss our company and boron fertilization in the palm oil industry.
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil extracted from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the oil palm fruit. The oil primarily comes from the African oil palm and to a lesser extent from American oil palm and maripa palm (Attalea maripa
Palm trees are a valuable and vital component of many essential products, supporting a thriving business and global trade. To meet worldwide demand, growers use boron supplementation to increase yield.
Even as the market for cocoa expands, Indonesian cocoa farms are struggling to build their crops and profits. The Community Solutions International (CSI) program Cocoa Care provides training and resources to help Indonesian cocoa farming families turn their farms into profitable, sustainable businesses. U.S. Borax is pitching in to help farmers learn how boron can boost cocoa yields.