Educational Videos

How do plants use boron?

Boron plays a vital role in plant health and crop yield. Learn how plants use this important micronutrient.

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Boron: Helping feed the world

Agriculture needs to become increasingly efficient to feed a growing population. As an essential element for crop growth, boron has a vital role to play.

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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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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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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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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 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 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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