Crop Nutrition

What are the symptoms of Borondeficiency and excess in plants

20 July 2023, New Delhi: Plants absorb various nutrients to grow. Any imbalance in nutrients may affect the final produce. Hence, a thorough examination of the growing plant can help in identifying particular nutrient stress. Typical signs may show up if a plant is deficient in a specific nutrient. A nutritional deficiency does not immediately result in symptoms. Instead, the regular plant processes are disturbed, leading to an overabundance of some intermediate organic molecules and a deficiency in others. This results in abnormalities that are later recognized as symptoms. 

Symptoms of Boron deficiency and excess in plants


Abnormal development of the growing points (meristematic tis­sue) with the apical growing points eventually becoming stunted and dying. The fruit setting will stop. For some grain and fruit crops, yield and quality are significantly reduced.


Leaf tips and margins will turn brown and die.

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