Fast Facts


Crop yield is greatly influenced by plants being able to access the required amount of nutrient. They need to be able to access every nutrient that they require, and in a balanced and timely way.

Providing information so that Farmers and Growers can not only understand a crop’s growth stages, but also the optimum timing periods for fertiliser application, and the product best designed to deliver the best yields and outcomes, is an important focus for RLF.

The Crop Guides Growth Stages information that follows depends wholly on the RLF products identified as being the most appropriate. Our products are based on world-leading science and technology that ensures that nutrients are delivered directly to the plant. By following the regimes recommended by RLF, many benefits can be achieved for Farmers and Growers around the world.

The Fast Facts that accompany this information seek simply to give some quick background perspective to the relevance and the importance of this crop as it plays its part in providing the world with the food that it needs.

  • The United States of America is the biggest producer of corn, (known as maize in many parts of the world), followed by China and Brazil.
  • It is estimated that the USA has 35 million ha under cultivation for corn and it accounts for almost 40% of the world's total market.
  • Sugar-rich varieties of corn are usually grown for human consumption, while field corn varieties are used for livestock.
  • Certain varieties of corn have been bred to produce many additional developed ears. These are the source of the 'baby corn' used as a vegetable in Asian cooking.
  • The use of corn for bio-fuels increases its demand and therefore the price of corn.


  • 1. United States
  • 2. China
  • 3. Brazil
  • 4. EU-27
  • 5. Ukraine
  • 6. Argentina
  • 7. India
  • 8. Mexico
  • 9. South Africa
  • 10. Canada

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Corn Growth Cycle

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RLF Products

RLF has a range of products that can support the healthy growth of crops, fruits and vegetables. These include products for remediation however more importantly RLF has a series of broad-spectrum high-analysis products that can assure avoidance or reduction of nutrient issue before they occur.
Some RLF products that may help are: