Boron Studies: I. The Susceptibility of Various Plants to Boron Toxicity as Influenced by Soil Type1
- E. R. Purvis and
- 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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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