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.

  • Citrus fruits are produced all over the world with 70% of production being in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly countries around the Mediterranean and the United States of America.
  • Brazil is the largest producer of citrus fruits (predominately oranges) with almost 21 million tonnes. Almost all of Brazil's produce is exported.
  • China is the second largest producer of citrus fruits (predominately tangerines) with almost 20 million tonnes but it is for domestic use rather than export.
  • The United States of America is the third largest producer of citrus fruits with just over 10 million tonnes however 90% of this production supplies the home market.
  • About one third of citrus fruit production goes for processing – more than 80% of this for orange juice production. Internationally orange juice is traded in the form of frozen concentrate so as to reduce volume and for storage and transportation costs to be kept low.


  • 1. China
  • 2. Brazil
  • 3. Mediterranean
  • 4. United States
  • 5. India
  • 6. Mexico
  • 7. Nigeria
  • 8. Others

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Fruits 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: