Boron (B)

The importance of Boron to the healthy development of plants is that it is vital to the growth of plant tissue, ie. tissue in young shoots, flowers, fruits and root systems. A deficiency in Boron results in the breakdown of internal tissue. This condition is often found in apples, beetroot and turnips, where it is commonly referred to as ‘brown heart’. Similar breakdown in tissue occurs in the flower buds of cauliflower and in the stems of celery. Boron deficiencies very common is alkaline (high pH) soil conditions. For details on deficiency symptoms please visit ” About Trace elements ” menu.

Products supplementing Boron (B)

Boron is commonly supplemented through Sodium Borate (also commonly called Borax) and Boric acid. Manutec Boron is Sodium Borate (Borax). Manutec Trace elements soluble mix also has Boron as Borax.

 Boron 500gProduct: Boron 500g boxBoron analysis-directions

Product code: MTO0544

Product Barcode: 9312462445000

Carton Qty: 6 x 500g packs


boron 500g bottleProduct: Boron 500g bottle

Product code: MTO0544B

Product Barcode: 9312462054448

Carton Qty: 6 x 500g bottles


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Note: Though foliar sprays provide a quick relief due to fast absorption and action, the effect will be very temporary, once the nutrients are utilised, plants will again hunt for nutrients from the soil, so it is always advisable also to supplement soils regularly to avoid severity of deficiency. Apply dissolved solution enough to saturate soil soil surrounding roots or drip zone.

Please note that all Manutec Soluble Trace elements products are of high analysis and provide an excellent value for money. They are easy to dissolve in water and apply. Dissolve yourself and avoid wasting money on buying diluted low analysis liquid products.