Boron deficiency on citrus 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

  • More uniform and vigorous vegetative growth
  • Leaves are properly formed and premature drop is avoided
  • Fruit set and development is improved
  • Fruit quality (juice/sugar levels) enhanced
  • Fruit/rind ratio improved
  • Yield increased

Yara recommended fertilizers for Boron

YaraVita BORTRAC 150

YaraVita BORTRAC 150

Citrus: 2 to 3 l/ha at white buds or when white buds are separated. Water rate: 500 l/ha minimum. Alternatively, 50 mls / 100 l at white buds or when white buds are separated, based on a typical TRV of 2500 l/ha and a maximum TRV of 4000 l/ha.

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