Boron Deficiency in china

Boron deficiency map for Northwest China

Intensive cultivation, depleted soil

In northwest China’s dry and heavily farmed region, new approaches to plant nutrition are needed to prevent subpar crop quality and yield.

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Boron deficiency map for East China

More people, more food, more boron

Economic and food-production reforms have helped China’s growing population double its supply of daily calories.

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Boron deficiency map for Southwest China

Boosting boron boosts export revenue

Many of the region’s crops are exported across the globe, making it essential for growers to maximize production.

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Boron deficiency map for South China

Rich economy, poor soil fertility

Reversing the effects of weather and agricultural pollution through the use of micronutrients can improve and protect profitable food, industrial and cash crops.

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Relative susceptibility of Chinese crops

Certain crops are more susceptible to boron deficiency than others. To find out what boron deficiency may look like in your field, click a crop below.

Boron Deficiency in the Region

Northwest China
Dry and heavily farmed, new approaches to plant nutrition are needed to prevent subpar crop quality and yield.
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East China
This densely populated region of China includes some of the country’s most important agricultural centers.
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Southwest China
Many of the region’s crops are exported across the globe, making it essential for growers to maximize production.
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South China
This region of China is one of the country’s richest agriculturally.
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U.S. Borax Products

20.8% Boron
Boron for fertilizer manufacturing

This refined U.S. Borax product is made from the dehydration and fusion of borax. Depending on the grade, Anhybor can be used to produce boron-enriched compound fertilizers or to coat different fertilizer products, such as NPK blends with the aid of a binder.

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15% Boron |  | OMRI Certified
Optimum product for suspensions

A fine crystalline borate ideal for NPK compound fertilizers and suspensions. Manufactured as free-flowing granules, Fertibor is easily handled and offers superior flow and consistency.

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15% Boron |  | OMRI Certified
Made especially for bulk blenders

A pure, 100% water-soluble micronutrient that meets boron demand during the growing season. Made especially for bulk blenders, Granubor helps to ensure uniform distribution in nutritional blends and in the field.

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11% Boron (w/w)
Liquid boron from boric acid

The convenience of liquid boron fertilizer straight to your farm with no measuring or mixing required.

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20.5% Boron |  | OMRI Certified
Product of choice for foliar applications

A concentrated, highly soluble, and fast dissolving powder that is ideal for foliar and other sprays. With the highest concentration of boron in any approved product, Solubor is an economical choice for nutritional formulations.

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10% Boron
Solubor Flow
For fertigation or hydroponic growing

First and only aqueous suspension of sodium borate microcrystals.

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14.5% Boron | 29% Zinc
Perfect combination of zinc and boron

Because zinc and boron deficiency are widespread around the world, a product with both nutrients is a good fit in many regions. Zincubor brings these two important micronutrients together in one product.

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Field Studies for Growers in China

To understand the role of boron in crop health and develop the best available products, U.S. Borax has been conducting and participating in field studies for more than 50 years. These studies provide important information for Chinese growers and distributors. (Not all studies are available online. Contact us for more information.)

Resources for Farmers in China

Boron Toxicity in Rice
Boron uptake is closely related to the boron concentration of the soil and the rate of water transpiration by rice plants. This means that rice plants can be ... Learn More
Unlocking the potential of boron in China’s agriculture market
Agriculture plays a significant role in many Asian economies, including China—one of the world's largest agricultural countries. The agriculture ind... Read More
Crop Study: Growing Rice in China
Hear the key results of a two-year rice trial, conducted by U.S. Borax and the International Rice Research Institute, on the effect of borates on rice quality... Learn More

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