New Advances in Boron Soil Chemistry

  • Sabine Goldberg
  • Chunming Su


Boron is an essential micronutrient element required for plant growth. Boron deficiency is wide-spread in crop plants throughout the world especially in coarse-textured soils in humid areas. Boron toxicity can also occur, especially in arid regions under irrigation. Plants respond directly to the B concentration in soil solution and only indirectly to the amount of B attached to soil surfaces (Keren et al. 1985). Therefore, the soil adsorption complex acts as both a source and a sink for dissolved B and can mitigate phytotoxic soil solution B concentrations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Goldberg
    • 1
  • Chunming Su
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA-ARS George E. Brown, Jr., Salinity LaboratoryRiversideUSA
  2. 2.USEPA National Risk Management Research LaboratoryAdaUSA

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