PROMOTING MODERN FERTILISER PRACTICE IN XINJIANG
Featuring Cotton and Wheat Trials in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Xinjiang has fertile farmlands and is largely irrigated by the melting snow of the Tianshan Mountains. RLF and its partners are working hard to promote RLF products and influence a move towards modern fertiliser practice in accordance with government agricultural initiatives within the region. The main agricultural outputs are from cotton, grain crops, special fruits and forestry.

Case-sharing a Wheat Crop

Xinjiang is one of the suitable areas for grain production in China, mainly geared towards wheat and corn production. Specialised varieties of wheat are grown that target different markets, such as high quality human consumption varieties as well as for stock feed grain.

Trial Date May, 2017
Trial Location Zhaosu County in Ili Prefecture, 166 and 167 regiments of Emin region
Trial Fertiliser Program
Tillering stage
Foliar spray with RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution.

Booting stage
Foliar spray with RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution PLUS RLF Boron Plus Foliar at 2500 times dilution.

Grain filling stage
Foliar spray with RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution.

The Excellent Results Observed by the Grower

It relieved the frost damage to the wheat and
brought it back to life
The yellow leaves turned green
Root activity was improved
The wheat grew strongly and had no lodging
There was enhanced pollination
The quick uptake of the nutrient supplementation
was clearly noticeable
Deficiency symptoms were controlled
The usual adverse environmental impacts
were reduced
Foliar application compensated for the lack of
root absorption capacity at the late growth stage
The nutrient requirement and grouting speed in
grain filling stage was met
There was increased grain fill of the wheat
making it big and full
There was enhanced pollination
There was accelerated maturation of grouting
and increased overall yield

The wheat grower is very satisfied with the results of RLF products on his crop

Case-sharing a Cotton Crop

Xinjiang has become the world’s largest growing region for hand picked medium cotton and for the exclusive long-staple cotton in China. Cotton production from this area accounts for 40% of China’s market and 8% of the Global market, ranking it at the top of domestic sales and export volume for 15 consecutive years. The cotton industry has become an important pillar industry in the rural economy of Xinjiang.

Trial Date May, 2017
Trial Location Markit County of Shihezi and Kashi Prefecture
Trial Fertiliser Program
Seedling stage
Foliar spray with RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution.

Bud stage
Foliar spray with RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution.

Flowering stage
Foliar spray with RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution PLUS and Boron Plus Foliar at 2500
times dilution.

Bolling stage
Foliar spray the RLF Broadacre Plus Ultra Foliar at 1000 times dilution PLUS Calcium Plus Foliar at 2000 times dilution AND RLF Fertigation product Plant Milk High-K at the rate of 1kg per Mu.

The Excellent Results Observed by the Grower

It gave the cotton a compact and
reasonable structure
The internodes shortened, the pollen tube
stretched and pollination rate increased
It ensured the steady growth of the cotton during
the blooming period
It inhibited the formation of abscisic acid
It accelerated the lignification of the pedicel,
peach stalk abscission zone
It restrained the growth of ineffective bud and
excess bud in later period
It rapidly increased the transfer of vegetative
growth to reproductive growth, causing the
cotton boll to expand rapidly
Nutrient storage in the cotton boll was improved
Cotton maturity was better controlled and it
prevented physiological abscission of cotton boll
and presenility
It gave balanced crop nutrition during the whole
growth period

The Xinjiang cotton grower in his field

Using RLF Products

Conclusion

In addition to these two case-sharing experiences, excellent results were also achieved in Catsup tomato, corn, chili, melon, beet, soybean and potato after they were treated with
RLF products.

Xinjiang is revered for its unique agricultural qualities, and much loved songs and poetry capture the majesty of the Tianshan Mountains, the vastness of the grasslands, the Gobi desert landscape and the richness of the region’s resources.

Xinjiang agriculture is divided into hundreds of smaller ‘oasis’ surrounded by desert and Gobi. It is divided into three production areas – south, east and north. These unique geographical formations, the climatic conditions and natural resources together, give the many beneficial characteristics that support the prolific agriculture in the region. The Xinjiang cotton industry is distributed across all areas of Xinjiang, however southern Xinjiang is the major producing area of upland cotton and long staple cotton.

RLF is helping to promote the development of modern agriculture in Xinjiang, providing innovative crop nutrition products and changed practice solutions to more and more farmers. The RLF Team is helping farmers break through the limitations of crop growth to achieve higher yield and greater economic benefits.

This article shares two of these experiences and excellent returns for the field crops of cotton and wheat.