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.
Product: Boron 500g box
Product code: MTO0544
Product Barcode: 9312462445000
Carton Qty: 6 x 500g packs
Product: Boron 500g bottle
Product code: MTO0544B
Product Barcode: 9312462054448
Carton Qty: 6 x 500g bottles
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.