27 Jun 236 min 46 sec

Do you know the difference between sodium tetraborate and sodium pentaborate? Which form of Boron is better at maintaining a pH balance and inhibiting pathogens in the crop? Matt Miles learns about the different types of Boron and why all Boron is not the same. 



00:00 Today I have John here from Spray Tech and uh, I wanted to talk a little bit about boron, you know, and what, you know, we all know that Borons probably one of the number one macros when you get 00:12 outta your, your, I mean micros, when you get outta your macros, borons, probably the next thing a farmer's gonna look at may not always should be, 00:19 but you know, borons the next most farmers put out a micro, it's gonna be for sure have boron in it. 00:25 So the question arises sometimes what's the best boron to use? Y'all have an, y'all have a product called Boron Max, right? Mm-hmm. And it's a, 00:34 it's a little bit more expensive than your run of the mill 10% Boron or Solu Bar or something like that, correct? Mm-hmm. 00:42 And so my question to you is, what makes Boron Max stand out? Because when you, when you, when you recommend a rate, 00:51 it's gonna be a little lower rate probably than what would be in a Solu bar bag, correct? Mm-hmm. What, 00:55 tell me a little bit about that and why we can take less of a product and do more with it. 01:02 Yeah, so well, what we were talking off camera was, uh, the source of the bone is gonna make a huge difference when it comes to absorption and product efficiency. So, uh, 01:14 your normal 10% boron is gonna be just straight forecasted. Uh, your sodium bore is sodium macabre, uh, or Octa. 01:24 It's kinda oc Octa Octa. Uh, so, um, those two sources are different and the way that they work in the plant, uh, and the way that the plants see them and absorb them, uh, bo uh, 01:38 boric acid is gonna be utilized right away. That's the only form that plants absorb boron. If you want your plants to absorb boron, it's gonna be bo uh, uh, boric acid. 01:49 Uh, the sodium octa is gonna take a little bit longer for the plant to absorb because that product needs to break down into boric acid. 01:58 So every time we spray or we wide drop or we put on the ground p sodium tabari like your soy borg, uh, 02:05 that product will break down into boric acid and then the plant will absorb it. You know, so that's the main difference between those products. What we have in, 02:16 uh, our full tag Bora Max is the combination of both. We have sodium OC Tabet and we have boor acid. And what's the idea behind that? Uh, 02:26 the idea is the, uh, boric acid, whenever we spray the boric acid will be absorbed right away and the sodium OC tabet will stay in the leaf and we'll kind of rely on humidity to break down 02:41 and get in the plant. So we have a, a boar on a form of boron that's gonna be absorbed and utilized right away by the plant. And we have a kind of, I don't, I don't like that term, 02:55 but a kind of like a slow release boron also there that's gonna last a little bit longer. So if we spray just a hundred percent, so, uh, boric acid acid, 03:04 your normal 10% plants will absorb everything and utilize some of it and get rid of the rest. Uh, so you're losing there, 03:12 if we spray a hundred percent sodium mutare, uh, that product will stay on the leave and we will rely a hundred percent then on just humidity to break it down. If we have any rain in between, 03:25 that product can be washed off and you're losing. So it's not, what we were talking is, it's not, uh, much how much you put it out, 03:33 but how much you get it in the plant. Yeah. And uh, also we have different components in the product that will make it more efficient, like the full tech adjuvant. 03:43 We have also a pH buffer in the dry pro, uh, dry product and buffering the pH is gonna do two things for you. One is, uh, is gonna make borg boric acid more efficient. 03:57 Uh, uh, like the plants should use it, it's gonna be easier. And two, uh, it's gonna make the product more compatible with other products, 04:06 other chemicals you have in the water. So for example, if you using your insect side, uh, and you use just sodium tabet, that product will increase the pH of the water, 04:16 which is gonna make it harder to mix with your insects. Our product will drop the pH and it's gonna be more compatible with anything else that you're throwing that water. 04:27 So that's, so my mind's going crazy right now listening to you. So I'm trying to think and, and listen at the same time. 04:32 So this is what I got out of it. Boron max is more like a slow release product product. It's more like a spoon feeding product. So, you know, we say this all the time, 04:42 we don't eat all of our food at breakfast, you know, if we did, we couldn't hold it all, so we'd the rest of it be left on the plate. 04:48 That's what you're saying here. We're getting the boric acid in, we've got the Octa BO eight sitting there waiting to go in. 04:54 So you've got two different ways to do that. So you're spoon feeding that plant, you know, to get that in there. Yes. Number two, 05:00 one of the biggest things that I've overlooked perfectly in my spray mix is for years is pH. And that's something you automatically, 05:09 I've seen it time after time, you automatically drop that pH. We use a lot of, uh, what I call what city water type, you know, rural, they call it rural water. 05:18 It's got a lot of, lot of chlorine in it. It's got, uh, you know, the pH is extremely high. Like when I say high, I'm saying nine. You know, 05:26 you're dropping that down to to two three, you know, immediately when you put that full tick in there with the pH conditioner in there, that is so important to making that tank mix work properly. 05:39 So you've got two different kind of borons making it work properly, plus you've got the additive in there making it work pro properly. 05:46 So therefore this should be, even though it's less product, you're getting it in the plant should be a better choice than more product and 05:56 part of it not getting into the plant. Yeah, it's all about efficiency and uh, we're spraying, uh, full tag bo max and everything is going into the plant, whether other products, 06:06 uh, you're either losing it because of weather conditions or you're losing it because it's too much to the plant all in one shot. 06:13 Kinda like, need a lot of fiber, it's gonna go somewhere else. It ain't gonna stay in here, it ain't going to my muscle like protein, 06:18 it's going out the backside. So kind of be the same way, kind of the same scenario. Yep, exactly. Well, thanks John for, for, uh, 06:24 explaining that, you know, I, I have a hard time that you're about two levels or maybe 14 levels ahead of me on some of these things and, uh, makes me feel good to know that, you know, 06:34 the products we're using are, are doing the right thing. So thanks for explaining that to us. 06:39 Thank you.

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