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.

  • Rice is the main staple food in Asia, where approximately 90% of the world's rice is produced and consumed.
  • China is the world's biggest producer of rice, growing one-third of Asia's total on 29 million ha, closely followed by India who produces nearly one-quarter of Asia's needs on 43 million ha.
  • There is substantial scope to increase current rice yields, as on average, farmers only achieve about 60% of their yield potential.
  • If the demand for world food is to be met, rice production will need to become more efficient.
  • About 75% of the global rice production comes from irrigated rice systems because most rice varieties express their full yield potential when water supply is adequate.


  • 1. China
  • 2. India
  • 3. Indonesia
  • 4. Bangladesh
  • 5. Vietnam
  • 6. Thailand
  • 7. Philippines
  • 8. Myanmar
  • 9. Brazil
  • 10. Japan

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Rice 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: