Aug. 31, 2015
BORO-MAX, a new boron (B) 10% liquid nutrient formulation, has been added to the Huma Gro product line. This new entry was developed at the request of growers who needed a higher-concentration version of this important crop micronutrient. The BORO-MAX 10% concentration replaces the company’s previous 5% concentration boron product. Complexed with the company’s proprietary Micro Carbon Technology, BORO-MAX can be foliar- or soil-applied.
The micronutrient boron is required for cell division, plant metabolism, cell structure, sugar transport, pollination and seed development. In particular, it is required for cell division and normal tissue differentiation and maturation, and it functions with calcium to form an “intercellular cement” to maintain plant structural integrity. In addition to nut crops, other crops that have specific boron needs include alfalfa, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, citrus, corn, cotton, melons, onions, pears, sugar beets, sunflowers, tomatoes, and turnips. Deficiency symptoms vary among crop species, but generally occur in the growing points or flower and fruiting parts of the plant.
As with other Huma Gro liquid plant nutrition products, BORO-MAX is complexed with Micro Carbon Technology to make it more efficient than standard boron supplements. Micro Carbon Technology is a proprietary blend of very small organic molecules that enables more effective absorption of nutrients by plants through the roots, as well as through the leaves when foliar-applied. This translates into requiring smaller amounts of product to meet plant nutrient needs — allowing growers to make fewer field passes, require less storage and mixing capacity, and save application time.