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RLF plays an important part in the production of food crops in many parts of the world.

RLF is a major contributor to plant health and nutrition, and has developed new and exciting technologies to advance crop quality and yield. It's 'Integrated Fertiliser Approach' has a positive influence on achieving the increased crop yields necessary as demand for food grows.

RLF is committed to its role of providing the best possible outcomes and products for agriculture and is a proud partner to farmers and growers throughout the world.

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Wheat

Fast Facts
  • World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined.
  • The global wheat market was estimated at 708.5 million tons in 2013.
  • Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food, having a higher protein content than other major cereal crops.
  • In terms of total outputs for food production, wheat is currently second to rice as the main human food crop.
  • The top wheat producing region in the world is the European Union, followed by China, India, USA, the Russias and Australia.
  • Wheat is one of the first cereals known to have been domesticated, and its ability to self-pollinate would have enhanced its survival. Archaeological record suggests that wheat may have first been domesticated around the year 9,000BC.
  • An Integrated Fertiliser Program using RLF products is proven to greatly enhance crop quality and yield.
  • Wheat is a staple food used to make flour. It spans many cultures and many food products including breads of all types, cereals, pasta, couscous, biscuits, cakes and noodles. It is also used in the fermentation process to make beer and other alcoholic beverages.
  • There are many by-products of wheat such as forage food for livestock, straw for thatching and building construction material. Bran and wheat-germ are also considered by-products of the milling process.
  • Technological advances in the preparation of soil and seed placement at planting time and the use of crop rotation and fertilisers to improve plant growth have all combined to promote wheat as a viable crop.
  • In rapidly developing Asian countries, with the westernisation of diets, wheat is increasingly in demand at the expense of other staple foods.

Wheat