Boron Deficiency in india AND Bangladesh

Boron deficiency map for Bangladesh

High boron demand

Growers in this region have a high agricultural demand for boron, which is especially deficient throughout Bangladesh and eastern India.

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Boron deficiency map for India

Refined boron is vital

Monsoon patterns and depletion from the variety of high-yield crops in the area mean that refined boron supplementation is vital to help prevent fruit and flower drop and protect growers’ livelihoods. Both family growers and larger land holdings can benefit from the application of high-quality, highly available refined boron.

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Relative susceptibility of Southwest Asian 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

Bangladesh
As one of the most common professions in the region, farming is vital to Bangladesh. However, flooding and other severe weather, improper distribution of fertilizer, and regular production of high-yield crops such as rice can reduce the availability of naturally occurring boron in the soil.
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India
Growers in India face boron deficiencies due to weather patterns (monsoons) and crop patterns. Furthermore, growing consumer demand for high-quality fruits and vegetables create added pressure for high yields and optimal growth.
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U.S. Borax Products

Granubor
B 15.0%
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. Learn more

Chemical
  • Boron (B) 15%
  • Material required for 1 lb (.45 kg) of B 7 lb (3.18 kg)
  • Derived from sodium borates
Physical
  • SCREEN % CUMULATIVE
  • -4 Trace
  • +12 95
Bulk Density
  • Loose pack 57 lb/ft3 (913 kg/m3)
  • Tight pack 60 lb/ft3 (961 kg/m3)
  • Angle of repose 30°
  • Tight pack 280
Containers
  • Granubor is available in bulk, 2500 lb (1134 kg) super bags or 50 lb (22.7 kg) plastic bags.
Solubor
B 20.5%
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. Learn more

Chemical
  • Boron (B) 20.5%
  • Material required for 1 lb (.45 kg) of B 4.9 lb (2.22 kg)
  • Derived from sodium borates
Physical
  • SCREEN % CUMULATIVE
  • +200 8
  • -200 92
Bulk Density
  • Loose pack 25 lb/ft3 (400.46 kg/m3)
  • Tight pack 35 lb/ft3 (560.6 kg/m3)
Containers
  • Solubor is available in 1700 lb (771 kg) super bags, and in 50 lb (22.7 kg) multiwall paper bags with a polyethylene moisture resistant barrier.
Fertibor
B 15.0%
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. Learn more

Chemical
  • Boron (B) 15.0%
  • Material required for 1 lb (.45 kg) of B 6.7 lb (3.04 kg)
  • Derived from sodium borates
Physical
  • SCREEN % CUMULATIVE
  • 8 Trace
  • 200 98
Bulk Density
  • Loose pack 63 lb/ft3 (1009 kg/m3)
  • Tight pack 71 lb/ft3 (1137kg/m3)
Containers
  • Fertibor is available in bulk, 2500 lb (1134 kg) super bags or 50 lb (22.7 kg) plastic bags.

Field Studies in India

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 Indian growers and distributors. (Not all studies are available online. Contact us for more information.)

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