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Boron Studies: I. The Susceptibility of Various Plants to Boron Toxicity as Influenced by Soil Type1


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  1. Vol. 3 No. C, p. 205-209

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  1. E. R. Purvis and
  2. W. J. Hanna2



A study of the effects of various applications of borax upon the yield of snap beans grown on nine soil types is reported. The results obtained indicate that the tolerance of a soil to applications of borax is correlated with the exchange capacity of the soil, and with the amount of available boron present in the soil.

Twenty-eight plants are classified into four groups according to their tolerance to borax applied to a Norfolk fine sandy loam.

A study of the residual effect of applications of borax to field plats indicates that borax is readily removed from the soil by leaching.

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