Reclamation and regeneration of boron in high-boron soils
Frank J. Peryea, Washington State University
Frank T. Bingham, University of California
California Agriculture 38(10):35-35. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n10p35.
Frank Peryea is Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington; Frank T. Bingham is Professor, Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside.
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Although boron is an essential plant nutrient, it becomes toxic to growing plants if excessive levels are present in the root zone. Soils containing high native concentrations of boron occur primarily in arid and semiarid environments where drainage or leaching, or both, are restricted. Soils periodically exposed to water containing appreciable amounts of boron, including groundwater and irrigation water, may also develop elevated levels of the element.