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.

  • Tomatoes are the most commonly grown above ground vegetable crop in the world with approximately 150 million tonnes of tomatoes grown each year.
  • China is the world's biggest producer of tomatoes growing close to 50 million tonnes annually. The United States of America is the second largest producer followed by
    India, Turkey and Egypt.
  • Australia ranks 47th in the world as a commercial tomato grower with approximately 300,00 tonnes grown annually.
  • Tomatoes grown specifically for canning are often elongated and known as plum tomatoes. They have a lower water content. The USA produces 35% of the world's canned tomatoes and they are mostly grown in California.
  • Tomato growing responds well to the hydroponic environment and is often used in hostile growing environments as a viable way of providing access to the vegetable.
  • The use of corn for bio-fuels increases its demand and therefore the price of corn.


  • 1. China
  • 2. United States
  • 3. India
  • 4. Turkey
  • 5. Egypt
  • 6. Italy
  • 7. Iran
  • 8. Spain
  • 9. Brazil
  • 10. Mexico

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Vegetables 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: