This is an inspirational story and one that should be shared.
In a pigment pepper field in Linhe District, Bayannaoer, in Inner Mongolia, the dazzling red colour comes into view, and more than 20 workers can be seen picking the fruit – it is a bustling harvest scene.
Farmer Xu is pleased to see the harvest in the field. He said, “The quality is better than last year. There are more peppers, the colour is good, and I’m delighted with the results”.
RLF’s Agronomist compared the quality and yield of the peppers following an evaluation trial. This is the story in pictures of the trial.
Details of the Evaluation Trial
|Location||Linhe District, Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia|
|Farmer||Mr Xu Chenglin|
|Growth Stages||Products Used||Application Rates/Method|
|Seeding Stage||Broadacre Plus||25ml/mu, foliar spray|
|Plant Milk High-N||1.5kg/mu, fertigation|
|Bud Stage||Dynamo High-P||1.5kg/mu, fertigation|
|Full Fruit Stage||Plant Milk High-K||2.0kg/mu, fertigation|
1. Overall Plant Comparison
The RLF Agronomist randomly selected four pepper plants from both Demonstration field and Control field.
It was evident that the plants in the Demonstration field had greener leaves, with more fruits, and that the plants displayed more vigorous growth.
2. Root Comparison
The roots of the peppers that were given the RLF Nutrition Program were more robust, had thriving healthy root systems that had absorbed the nutrients effectively.
3. Pepper Thickness Comparison
The wall thickness of the peppers in the RLF Program is meatier and was measured at 2.31mm. The wall thickness of the Control fruit was 1.52mm. This effectively increases the individual weight of the fruit.
4. Yield Comparison
The four plants randomly selected from the Control area totaled 81 peppers.
The four plants randomly selected from the RLF-treated area totaled 129 peppers.
The average weight of the Control plant was 0.490kg, and the average weight of the RLF-treated plant was 0.825kg.
The All-Important Bottom Line – Increase in Yield
According to the measurement results, the average yield of fresh pepper per Mu in the evaluation trial field reached 3,155kg, an increase of 1,290kg over that of the Control field.
|Increase in Yield (kg)|
As was demonstrated from the application of an RLF crop nutrition program in the evaluation trial, it is evident that the pepper plants can effectively achieve the goal of a more muscular root system with more robust leaves. The number of peppers increased significantly, and the fruit walls were thick and fleshy.
And excellent results such as these, undoubtedly increases the farmers’ incomes.