Details of the Test Site & Program
RLF Sales Manager in Hubei Province, Bai Yigen, recorded the application effects of the RLF Integrated Fertiliser Management program for rice on 16th July 2017. Locally it is called the two mix and three spray program.
|Seed Priming Date||23rd March 2017|
|Germination Date||24th March 2017|
|Observation Dates||27th April 2017, 22nd May 2017 and 8th July 2017|
|Test Location||Nanyang Village, Zhangtiansi Town, Gongan County, Jingzhou City, Hubei Province.|
|Rice Variety||Early season rice, Zhefu 6.|
|Demonstration Farmer||Yang Xiancai|
|The Product used and
Apply 100ml BSN Superstrike to 500ml water for 20 Jin (10 kg) rice seed and mix evenly with hands until all seed is covered.
Apply 40ml Broadacre Plus to 30 jin (15 litres) water for each mu of land and foliar spray
onto the crop.
|Test method||Select two adjacent paddy fields sown with early season rice for comparison. The Control
field was sown 3 days ahead of the demonstration field. The observation and comparison
times were carried out at three leaves and one heart period, elongation stage and harvest
period of rice.
Observation Phase 1. The Three Leaves and One Heart Period of Rice
Comparison on Root System
The rice field treated with the two mix and three spray program show highly significant effects. The plants formed a thick and strong root system, and there were many white roots as well as fine roots putting themselves down into the soil. These all play an important role in supporting the rice crop and guarding it against future drought or lodging resistance. Strong and healthy root systems set the plant up for excellent grain set and yield performance.
Comparison on the Thickness of the Stems
Comparison on the Number of Tillers
The rice field treated with the RLF Integrated Fertiliser Program had earlier tiller growth.
Almost all of the rice germinated with at least one tiller – but most with more than one. Some had up to three at the three leaves and one heart phase of rice growth. Importantly, the tillers were all healthy and strong. There were no dead tillers affected by low temperature, and the first leaf of the rice seedling is light green.
In comparison, only some of the Control rice crop showed tiller growth, with many going on to become ineffective tillers because of the low temperature. Often the first leaf of tillering withered and died.
Summarising the Three Leaves and One Heart Phase
By comparing the root, tiller growth and seedling potential, the rice two mix and three spray program had significantly better characteristics and effects.
|the development of vigorous root systems with healthy white roots as well as fine hair roots|
|earlier, and stronger tiller growth with good cold and drought resistant effect|
|vigorous and even seedling growth with healthy and lasting top growth|
Observation Phase 2. The Elongation Stage of Rice.
Observation Phase 3. The Harvest Time of Rice
The Products Used
Fertiliser for Seeds. The engineered delivery system allows seed to absorb a multi-nutrient formulation with increased phosphorus. High-analysis and Broad-spectrum.
|easy to apply with quick uptake of nutrient|
|supplies energy for robust early growth and setting higher yield potential new world standard for modernfarming practice|
Ultra Foliar Fertiliser with 12 essential nutrients. Taken up by the leaf through the cell walls for the plant’s immediate use. High-analysis and Broad-spectrum for all broadacre crops.
|increases growth and improves yield qualities|
|guards against soil nutrient variability and deficiency|
|delivers a greater size and volume root system|
|returns more matter to the soil enhancing natural soil fertility|