Paula McSteen and Amanda Durbak, niversity of Missouri-Columbia (image) University of Missouri-Columbia Share Print E-Mail Caption McSteen and Durbak found that boron plays an integral role in development and reproduction in corn plants. Scientists anticipate that understanding how corn uses the nutrient can help farmers make informed decisions in boron deficient areas and improve crop yields. Credit Roger Meissen, Bond Life Sciences Center Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.