In June 2019, RLF held a high-yield apple nutrition technology exchange program and conference in Penglai, Yantai, Shandong.
The meeting consisted of two parts – the first being a demonstration and observation field event, with the second being the apple
nutrition technology exchange conference meeting the following day.
This event attracted approximately 300 local growers, and was acclaimed a great success by those in attendance.
Experiences from the Demonstration and Observation Event
The first apple orchard on the observation tour was in Yingzili Village, Magezhuang Town.
In the orchard of apple grower Li Changxia, the top of a tree had previously been cut off since it was experiencing bad growth. At that time, it was considered appropriate by the technical experts present to apply RLF crop nutrition products in an effort to save the life of the tree. As a result, the tree was observed to have not only returned to normal this year, but it also was hung with 400 bags, which could attract almost 1000 yuan! Miss Li shared her experience with the application effects of RLF Plant Milk on her apple trees with the observing meeting.
The effect of ‘reviving life from death’ greatly attracted the local farmers’ attentions.
The tree was located in low lying terrain with a lot of sand and stones underground, so the growth was poor. As a result, the quality and benefit from the trees declined over time due to their long age and variety.
The treatment program she followed was to furrow inject with RLF Plant Milk followed by a foliar spray of RLF Fruits & Veggies Plus. She found that the application effects included full flower buds, thick and green leaves with the trunk showing signs of new shoot growth forming new branches.
The second demonstration and observation meeting was held in Xinglin Village, Liujiagou Town. The apple grower, Zhang Dejun has been applying RLF crop nutrition products for the past ten years. Mr Zhang told that he had 68 trees in his orchard. Last year 13,800 bags were set and 40,000 yuan was earned. Another 20,000 bags have been set this year. Mr Zhang’s planting experience message was that, the better the fertilisers are, the better the fruits are and the higher the economic benefits are.
Mr Zhang’s Crop Nutrition Program
|Fertilisation period||Product & Method|
|Furrow inject with RLF Plant Milk High-N at
1.25kg per tree, each time
|Foliar spray with RLF Boron Plus at 800
|Foliar spray with RLF Fruits & Veggies Plus at 600 times dilution x three times, and with RLF Calcium Plus at 800 times dilution x three times|
|Fruit enlargement||Foliar spray with RLF Fruits & Veggies Plus at 600 times dilution, and with RLF Potassium Plus and Calcium Plus at 800 times dilution|
|Colour-changing||Furrow inject with RLF Plant Milk High-K at
1.25kg per tree, each time
Notes from the Technology Exchange & Conference Event
Dr Mike Lu, General Manager of RLF China, along with Wang Shuying, General Manager of Yantai Runyuan Fertilizer Service Centre, Shi Naigui, Director of Fruit Tree Production Technology Guidance Station, Wang Fengbo, of Top Ten Agricultural and Technological Practical Experts of Apple in China, together with more than 300 local apple growers attended the meeting.
What follows is a precis of the addresses given by the keynote speakers.