Educational Videos

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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Refined Boron Delivers Better Results and Environmental Assurance

The U.S. Borax refinement process produces consistently superior, high-performance, and OMRI Listed® products—day in and day out.

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The Basics of Boron Deficiency

What happens to your soil and crops without adequate boron? Hear why boron matters and how deficiency affects various plants.

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The Value of Refined Boron

Get a snapshot of boron’s importance to plant health and how refined boron can help improve crop yield.

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Are Your Crops at Risk?

Certain crops are more at risk for boron deficiency than others. Fortunately, refined boron can help.

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Refined Boron vs. Raw Mineral Borates

What is the difference between raw and refined boron sources—and in the end products and their effect on your crops? The answers might surprise you.

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How Do Plants Use Boron?

Learn the role that boron plays in plant health and which factors affect boron availability.

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Better with Boron

U.S. Borax is committed to helping growers improve crop yield. We provide field research, crop guides, and refined boron fertilizers that deliver optimal results.

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U.S. Borax Crop Guide

Our Crop Guide can help you identify and treat boron deficiencies in specific crops.

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U.S. Borax: Your Expert Partner

U.S. Borax works with other companies to innovate and optimize the effectiveness of NPK fertilizers through the addition of refined boron.

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Optimizing Agriculture in Latin America

U.S. Borax is committed to supporting growers, agronomists, and distributors in Latin America, using high-quality, refined borates and expert agricultural education and advice.

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How to Spot Boron Deficiency

Understand the symptoms of boron deficiency and what the best practices are to identify the amount of boron in your soils and plants. Focusing on micronutrients will help you achieve optimal growth, health, and yields.

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Rio Tinto Borates is a global leader in the supply and science of borates - naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. Refined borates are essential nutrients for crops. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with over 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 east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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