Boron deficiency made worse by

  • Sandy soils
  • Alkaline soils
  • Soils low in organic matter
  • High levels of nitrogen
  • High levels of calcium
  • Cold wet weather
  • Periods of drought

Boron is important for

  • Essential for root elongation, synthesis of nucleic acids and cell walls, plasma membrane integrity, carbohydrate and protein formation
  • Necessary for pollen germination and pollen tube growth
  • Leaf growth without deformation
  • Prevents yield losses caused by flower abortion

Yara recommended fertilizers for Boron

YaraMila 10-10-30 +1.5MgO +0.2B

YaraMila 10-10-30 +1.5MgO +0.2B

Oil palm: Mature phase, (4-8 years palm), 7.5kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications, (9 years and above), 9kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications

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YaraMila 13-11-21 +2MgO +0.2B

YaraMila 13-11-21 +2MgO +0.2B

Oil palm: Immature phase, (2nd year), 4.5kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications, (3rd year), 6.0kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications. Mature phase, (4-8 years palm), 7.5kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications, (9 years and above), 9kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications

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YaraVita BORTRAC 150

YaraVita BORTRAC 150

Oil palm: 1 ml/litre water. Three applications per year (one every 4 months). Water rate: 1000 l/ha. For Nursery (up to 2 years old): 1 ml/litre water applied every two months. Water rate: 1000 l/ha. Do not exceed 1 l/ha per application.

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