What is Boron Powder 20.5%?

A pure source of micronutrient boron for enhanced reproduction.  


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While calcium is called the trucker of all nutrients, boron is said to be the steering wheel because it is responsible for "steering" calcium into the plant. For this reason, Boron, although needed only in very small amounts, is crucial to the uptake of Calcium. Because calcium is responsible for all translocation of every other nutrient in the plant, without boron, your plant could suffer multiple nutrient deficiencies. Another challenge is that boron is, by far, the most leachable of all nutrients so applications at the wrong rate or wrong time can be largely ineffective.



What can Boron 20.5% Soluble Powder do for my crops?

Besides being critical to bringing calcium into the plant, boron is also essential for maintaining a balance between sugar and starch and helps in the translocation of sugar and carbohydrates. It is important in pollination and seed production and is a necessary ingredient for normal cell division, nitrogen metabolism and protein formation. 


Without Boron, crops will be calcium deficient. 


What's in Boron 20.5% Soluble Powder?

Boron Powder is a fine, white, nearly 100% soluble powder. Its chemical name is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate which is specially made for agricultural applications and is the preferred boron product for foliar sprays because it has much better solubility when compared to conventional boron products like borax decahydrate and borax pentahydrate. It also has a higher boron content than boric acid.


How should I use Boron 20.5% Soluble Powder?

Borates, such as Boron Powder 20.5% in solid form, can be applied directly onto soil, where in humid conditions they will readily dissolve then be taken up by the plants’ roots. However, the most effective application method is by foliar spray.  Dissolving the boron powder in water or adding it to a foliar solution benefits plants because intake is generally faster and more effective through the leaf, especially when applied with fulvic acid powder.


Remember, only very small amounts of Boron are needed to be effective. When used at higher rates, Boron functions as a herbicide, algaecide and pesticides. When overapplied, it can also be toxic to ruminants so, careful application of this valuable micronutrient is essential to good farming practices.  Application of this nutrient should only be done when a deficiency is found as a result of soil or leaf tissue analysis. 


Typically, a boron deficiency can be remedied with the application of just 0.5 lbs per acre. Common application timing is at pre-flowering. Boron can be applied by itself or with calcium applications. Because Boron is highly leachable, for best results, boron should be applied with a chelator such as fulvic acid or humic acid containing fulvic acid to give the boron some "staying power" in the soil.



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 The products we offer are designed to be used together as part of a full-year nutritional program. For more information on use, application rates and timing for specific crops contact Agriculture Solutions today.



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