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The boron content of British Columbia soils and the boron fertilizer value of tourmaline rock Fennell, Edwin John

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Part I. The Boron Content of British Columbia Soils British Columbia soils were analyzed for total and available boron. Peace River soils showed significantly higher total contents than did soils from the rest of the province. Lower Fraser Valley soils were low in total boron. One hundred and twenty-four surface soils showed available boron contents ranging from 0.0 to 22.0 p.p.m. Lime additions seemed to lower the available boron content of certain Fraser Valley Soils. Part II. Investigations Concerning the Possibility of Using Tourmaline Rock as a Boron Fertilizer. A Tourmaline rock supplied by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company seemed to offer little value as a boron fertllizer.

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