In May 2018 there was a severe snowstorm in Xinjiang, and the temperature remained low. As a major agricultural region, the crops in some parts of Qitai County were also damaged badly by the extreme and varied weather.
Corn and Cotton
In order to see how the application of RLF’s seed priming product BSN Superstrike had managed during these unexpected weather events, the RLF Technical Team went deep into the field to observe the growth of the demonstration field crops.
|Location||Liushuhezi Village, Xibeiwan Town, Qitai County, Xinjiang|
|Crop variety||No. 335 Xian Yu|
|Trial area||20mu (1 hectare)|
|Seed priming date||18th April 2018|
|Sowing date||21st April 2018|
|Observation date||20th May 2018|
Mix 5ml BSN Superstrike with 15ml water for 1kg of corn seed. It is advisable to keep the surface of the seed covered with fertiliser with no excess liquid left in the container.
At the same sowing date and under the same growth conditions and management the corn leaves treated with the RLF
products have a dark green colour, up to 15cm root length and a better developed root system.
The Trial Field
The Trial Field 10 Days Later
The corn field treated with RLF products was observed to have good overall growth, robust plants, low impact due to low temperature and strong wind and strong resistance to stress.
|Location||No. 2 Company of
Fangcao Lake, Hutubi
|Crop variety||No. 57 Xin Lu Zao|
|Trial area||85mu (6 hectares)|
|Seed priming date||12th April 2018|
|Sowing date||15th April 2018|
|Observation date||22nd May 2018|
Mix 5ml BSN Superstrike with 15ml water for 1kg of cotton seed. (At present, most cotton growers simply coat the seeds to prevent disease and they tend to neglect to fertilise the seed. The nutrient in the cotton seed itself is only sufficient for its rooting and germination, often producing shallow rooted cotton seedlings that miss out on all the solid foundation for seedling growth that priming the seed brings).
The Control seeds which were not primed prior to sowing grew sparse roots that were weak and shallow. Whilst, the root length of the cotton seedlings treated with BSN Superstrike reached 6.5cm, with more hair roots and more robust growth.
The Trial Field One Week Later
Although the weather conditions were unseasonal and unfavorable in May 2018, the observation results showed that both the corn and cotton fields treated with the RLF seed priming fertiliser still produced good and effective crops.
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