Boron’s (B) role as a critical micronutrient is widely accepted; yet compounding approaches continue to evolve as growers and suppliers seek value-added approaches for greater returns on investments (ROI’s). Boron is a mobile soil nutrient due to its very soluble anionic form in soil. Sodium borates are faster acting, and more prone to leaching. Calcium borates are more slowly mineralized.
Typically, Ulexite contains ~60% calcium borate, ~40% sodium borate. The solubility of Ulexite is related to its particle size and the proportion of these two borates, thus explaining why it is sought after for agriculture use Not only will this produce a fast acting product (from sodium borate), but it will also exhibit time release properties (from calcium borate) more closely mirroring crop demands.