Exploring Boron - 100 Years of Lessons Learned - ATP Academy
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Course Description:

Understanding the significance of Boron is key to reaching your target yields and optimizing the effectiveness of other fertilizers. 100 years ago, it was discovered for the first time that Boron is essential for proper cell division and growth in plants. Since then, Boron has been found to play a much bigger role in crop development. In this course, we will learn how Boron is more than a reproductive or flowering nutrient and the role it plays in root development and the prevention of ‘leaky’ roots.

Time: Approx. 81 minutes + Quiz

Quiz: 9 Questions

CCA/CEU Credits: 1.0 Nutrient Management*

* CEU credits will be submitted on your behalf upon the completion of the course. This process can take up to 30 days to appear in your account. If you have any issues please contact ATP at [email protected]

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Course Instructor

Dr Patrick Brown
Distinguished Professor, UC Davis

Dr. Patrick Brown is the Professor of Plant Nutrition at the University of California, Davis – USA. He has authored more than 220 scientific journal articles and numerous books and is among the highest cited experts in plant nutrition, biostimulants, foliar fertilizers and horticulture. Dr. Brown is recognized globally as a leader in both basic and applied plant nutrition research with notable contributions to the function, transport and management of nickel and boron, and significant contributions to research on potassium, nitrogen, zinc, foliar fertilization, salinity and biostimulants.

Dr. Brown has served as President of the International Plant Nutrition Council 2005-2009 and as a council member since 1998. In 2017 and 2021 he chaired the Biostimulants World Congress. He has served as a member of numerous scientific and technical committees for governmental agencies including US-EPA, USDA, Californian Dept. Food and Ag and the International Standards Organization. Dr. Brown is a member of the IFA’s Science Panel for the Responsible Use of Fertilizers. He has also received many awards for excellence in research and extension, including the United States Department of Agriculture Extension award (2014), the American Society of Plant Biology Dennis Hoagland Award for Plant Nutrition (2021), the Soil Science Society of America Leo M Walsh Distinguished Lecturer for Soil Fertility Research and Extension (2021) and the International Fertilizer Association’s Norman Borlaug Award for career contributions to Plant Nutrition.