Boron Deficiency in africa

Boron deficiency map for Western Africa

Too little boron, too few crops

Boron deficiency is widespread in the dry, low organic soils of Central Africa. High-quality, refined boron can replenish essential nutrients and help to achieve food security.
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Boron deficiency map for East and Southeast Africa

High populations, low production

In a region where small farms produce most of the area’s food and cash crops, boron supplementation can have a significant impact on agricultural output and the local economy.
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Boron deficiency map for Southern Africa

More crops, more boron

South African agriculture supports a rich array of crops and a vital export industry. Growers with a solid understanding of how boron affects specific plants can optimize crop quality and output.
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Boron deficiency map for Northwest China

Rich resources, poor soil quality

Agriculture is the basic driver of West Africa's economy, but poor soil quality limits production in many areas. Supplementing crops with boron can help farmers improve plant health and produce larger yields.
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Relative susceptibility of African 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

U.S. Borax Products

20.8% Boron
Anhybor
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
Fertibor
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
Granubor
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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20.5% Boron |  | OMRI Certified
Solubor
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
Zincubor
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 Africa

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

U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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