How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Identification and confirmation: Boron deficiency

Symptoms of salt toxicity may be confused with symptoms of drought stress or boron deficiency. Leaf margins become yellowed or burned at the tips. Tissue tests can be done to confirm a salt toxicity problem.

Water-stressed strawberry plant
Water-stressed strawberry plant

Yellowing caused by boron deficiency
Yellowing caused by boron deficiency


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