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Solubor

Solubor is manufactured to combine the highest concentration of boron with the maximum possible dispersion and solubility in water. It has a number of different uses in agro-industrial markets, in addition to its long established role in farm sprays.

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Fertibor

Fertibor is a white free flowing granular material which is highly soluble without residue. Fertibor is a versatile source of elemental boron in solid, liquid or suspension fertilizers, and for direct application to the soil.

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Granubor 2

Granubor 2 is produced solely from sodium tetraborate pentahydrate which is itself refined from tincal ore using only physical means.

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Alfalfa (USA)

Orange, Virginia (1970): Yield was significantly improved

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Avocado (South Africa)

Avocado (South Africa)

South Africa (1989-90): Best yield was achieved with applications at first bud break

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Corn (China)

Hebei, China (2011): Yield increase of 7.03% as compared with routine fertilization

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Corn (Indonesia)

Corn (Indonesia)

Java, Indonesia (2011-12): Yield increase of 7.57%

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Corn (China)

Jilin, China (2011): Yield increase of 8.3% as compared with application of mixed fertilizer containing no zinc

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Corn (USA)

Tennessee, USA (2004): Significant increase in yield

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Cotton (USA)

Tennessee, USA (1994): Treatments increased yield over the control

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Melon (Indonesia)

Melon (Indonesia)

East Java, Indonesia (2013): Savings in fertilizer cost and rapid leaf growth compared to previous year

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Rice (Indonesia)

West Java, Indonesia (2011): Yield increase of 8-20%

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Sugar Cane (Indonesia)

Central Java, Indonesia (2012-13)

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Soy (India)

Punjab, India (2003-04): Significant yield increase over the control

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Sugar Beet (United Kingdom)

Norwich/Norfolk, United Kingdom (1990)

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Wheat (China)

Shaanxi, China (2011): More green leaf color, healthier plant growth, yield increase of 2.6%

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Wheat (China)

Shandong, China (2011)

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Boron and agriculture in North America

Throughout North America, boron needs vary widely according to climate, soil, and crops. Get an overview of the ways in which boron deficiency affects popular crops such as cotton, rice, sugar cane, fruit and vegetables, corn, and soybeans—and how U.S. Borax helps growers solve these problems.

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Boosting crop health: U.S. Midwest

Growers in the U.S. Midwest are seeing higher yields and greater profits thanks to an understanding of the importance of micronutrients, including boron. Hear how refined boron can help optimize crop growth and ROI.

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Boosting crop health: North Dakota

New applications of refined boron improved both yield and protein content in North Dakota wheat crops. As a result, growers were able to command more money per bushel.

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