Crop Nutrition Trial Conducted in Xinjiang’s Cotton Growing Area

Late October is the harvest season in Xinjiang, the largest cotton producing area in China. In order to demonstrate the application effects of RLF products on cotton, the RLF Sales Manager for the North-West Region Ji Wennian arranged a demonstration trial. This trial began as far back as 7th April 2019 with the application of Seed Priming product BSN.

What follows is the story of the trial in words and pictures.

Demonstration Trial Details

How the RLF Program was Conducted

The full pictorial test record as supplied by Mr Ji.

Phase 1 – Priming the Seed

Preparing the Seed.
7th April 2019 before sowing.

Apply 6ml BSN for every kilogram of coated seeds in order to eliminate the difference between seeds and to provide sufficient nutrition for seed germination and early stage growth.

Phase 2 – Between Planting
and Budding

23rd April 2019
(16 days after sowing).

Compared with the Control (left), the cotton treated with RLF products (right) had longer root system and more lateral roots.

Phase 3 – Budding Stage

Budding stage. 9th July 2019.

The test plant was robust and
the stem was thicker than the Control crop plant. It was higher by 3-5cm, the root system was more developed and the cotton bud was larger.

Showing the cotton crops, Control (on the left), RLF-treated on the right.

Phase 4 – Flowering and
Boll Forming Stage

27th July 2019
(after the second spraying).

It was observed that the test cotton bolls were slightly larger than the Control, with 1-2 more buds and bolls.

Phase 5 – Maturity
and Harvest

10th October 2019.

Two hundred cottons were sampled from both the Control and the RLF-treated field for weight comparison. The 200 control flowers weighed 1220g, with the weight of a single bell being 6.1g. The 200 RLF-treated flowers weighted 1300g, with the weight of a single bell being 6.5g.

  • The total yield of the RLF-treated field of 128 mu land was 45,809 kg, and the yield per mu land was 357.9 kg.
  • The total yield of the Control field of 128 mu land was 40,427 kg, and the yield per mu land was 328.7 kg.
  • Compared with the Control field, the RLF-treated field had an average increase of 29.2 kg per mu land – an increase rate of 8.9%.

Yield and Financial Outcomes

According to the comparison of the whole process tracking, cotton planting can achieve the following effects:

  • High emergence rate, with neat and strong seedlings
  • Thicker stem and greener leaves
  • Effective increase in the weight of a single boll, and the average increased yield per mu land by 20-30kg as compared to normal/traditional practice
  • Better economic benefits