Boron: An Important element for Agricultural Productivity
Boron is unique, not only in its chemical properties, but also in its roles in biology. Boron is an essential micronutrient and its availability in soil and irrigation water is an important determinant of crop productivity. Boron deficiency in Indian soil is the most common and widespread micronutrient deficiency problem, which inhibits plant growth and reduces yield. Plant requires an optimum dose of B for healthy growth and development. Deficiency symptoms start with the youngest growing tissues because it is not translocated from old to new tissue. Therefore, optimum B supply is essential for obtaining high yields and good quality of agriculture crops.
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