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Boron is used to make calcium available within plants. Boron is involved with the movement of sugars and synthesis of gibberellins (plant hormones).

Symptoms of deficiency[edit]

Leaves misshapen and fruit malformed Flowering suppressed Examples are corky corein apples and brown heart in turnips[1].


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Mineral nutrients
Primary macronutrients Nitrogen · Phosphorus · Potassium
Secondary macronutrients Calcium · Magnesium · Sulphur
Micronutrients Boron · Chloride · Copper · Iron · Manganese · Molybdenum · Zinc