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Boron Deficiency in sesamum

Boron Deficiency in sesamum

Symptoms

  • Boron deficient plants appear severely stunted within two weeks.
  • Later, depression due to boron deficiency becomes very marked and plants show death of the apical bud of the shoot which leads to development of several auxiliary branches.
  • Leaves are thick and brittle and the size of the leaves is reduced.
  • Pod formation and seed development are severely reduced by boron deficiency.

Chemical control

  • Spray 0.1-0.2% borax or boric acid solution at weekly intervals.
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