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Boron (B)

Last updated: February 6, 2017

What Does Boron (B) Mean?

Boron is an element with an atomic number of 5. Small quantities of boron are essential for plant growth. In horticulture, boron helps maintain the structure or organogenesis of plants by the formation of leaves and stems.

In biology, boron is instrumental with the formation of organs. In plants, it helps form stems, leaves, and roots.

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Maximum Yield Explains Boron (B)

Only six elements make up all life on earth: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulphur. These six elements make up 99% of all plants and animals. Many trace elements are also essential for certain functions of life and the formation of life.

Boron is one of these elements.

Only a tiny quantity of boron is required to build and maintain the very structure of plants. The presence of borate in boron helps it bond molecules together to form stems, blooms, and leaves.

Although not necessary for animals, in plants boron deficiency can cause degeneration on a cellular level. A plant will experience root loss and its ability to support itself.

Various species of plants use boron at different rates, but a plant's roots must keep providing a constant supply in order to maintain the cellular structure of stems and leaves.

Boron is derived naturally and although deficiencies are rare, boron is one of the micronutrients available in most fertilizers.

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