We often forget about the secondary and micronutrients like calcium, sulfur and boron when planning the crop nutrient program. Calcium, sulfur and boron are essential for nutrient balance and for meeting plant needs but are too often overlooked.
Boron’s most important role is for the cell structure and function of cell division. It aids in growth and development of fast-growing tissue, such as root tips and development of leaf and bud structures. Inadequate boron is observed in plants by a change in the structure of the plant in the fast-growing tissues. Boron adequacy ensures adequate transport of water, nutrients and organic compounds to the fast-growing tissues to promote the plants normal cell division and cell wall development.
Boron’s relationship with calcium is crucial for cell wall structure. Boron’s role is involved translocation of calcium into the plant. Adequate calcium nutrition is as crucial in plants as in animals, calcium in animals promotes bone development similar to calcium in plants promoting cell wall development.
For peanuts, boron is essential for adequate movement of calcium in the plant. A lack of boron which restricts calcium movement in peanuts causes “hollow heart.”
For soybeans, boron improves soybean maturity by enhancing flowering and pod fill during reproductive stages of growth.
Regardless of the crop, cutting back on inputs like calcium and boron is cutting the crop yield potential. The relationship between calcium is very crucial.
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