Boron is a micronutrient that is used within the process of photosynthesis and just like other nutrients, a deficiency will inhibit healthy growth. Although boron deficiencies are rare, it is still good to keep boron at an optimal range for balanced growth.
• Increases Cell Wall Strength and expansion
• Mitigates Zinc Toxicity
• Aids in protein synthesis.
• Lateral Root Growth
• Essential for Calcium Retention
• When deficient, lawns see a rapid decline in seed yield
• Controls Lignin Formation
Growing tips are often damage by boron deficiency and may be killed. Tissues of plants with this deficiency appear hard, dry, and brittle. Leaves may become distorted and stems rough and cracked, often with corky ridges or spots. Flowering is severly affected. If fruit sets, it often shows symptoms similar to those encountered in stems. Roots suffer greatly, and bacterial infections often are a secondary consequence of boron deficiency