SHARING STORIES OF WHEAT CROP SUCCESS
How RLF Broadacre Plus Helped set the Crop for Early Success

Earlier this year, from February to March, in an effort to support growers during the COVID-19 pandemic, RLF, through the 191 platform, donated 400 packages of crop nutrition products Broadacre and PowerPK (totalling approximately 160,000 yuan) to wheat and rice growers in Hubei, Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan and other provinces for free. This helped farmers struggling through the pandemic to achieve high-yield and high-quality field crops. During this period, considerable favorable feedback from the farmers and growers was received.

At present, the wheat harvest is maturing, and members of the RLF Technical Team went to Jiangsu, Henan, Anhui and other places to measure the production and discuss outcomes with the growers. What follows are their stories:

Production Measurement Site

The wheat sprayed with the RLF Broadacre Plus and PowerPK package had larger ears and denser grains. 50 grains of each wheat crop were randomly selected for weighing and comparison during the visit. The fresh weight of 50 grains was 4.18g for the Control crop and 4.35g for the RLF-treated crop.

Wheat grower Mr Zhou participates in the process of evaluation and measurement

Product Evaluation Results

RLF-treated Ear numbers
(10,000/mu)
Seed numbers
per ear/per mu
1,000 grain weight (g) Theoretical yield
(kg/mu)
Point 1 53.07 32.9 43 750.77
Point 2 45.34 33.2 43 647.21
Point 3 61.87 35.4 43 841.78
Average 770.39
Control Ear numbers
(10,000/mu)
Seed numbers
per ear/per mu
1,000 grain weight (g) Theoretical yield
(kg/mu)
Point 1 47.47 30.2 43 616.43
Point 2 53.34 30.0 43 688.03
Point 3 49.87 28.1 43 602.57
Average 627.4
Increase 142.99/22.79%

As the yield evaluation and measurement results indicate, Mr Zhou’s average yield per mu for the Control crop was 627.4kg, and for the crop treated with RLF crop nutrition products, it was 770.39kg.

The average yield increased per mu was 142.99kg – the increase rate was 22.79%. This was an amazing result and wheat farmer Mr Zhou was delighted with the results.

Product Evaluation Site

When compared with the Control crop, the wheat treated with the RLF Broadacre Plus and PowerPK package showed better yellowing and higher maturity.

Sampling and measurement underway

Product Evaluation Results

RLF-treated Ear numbers
(10,000/mu)
Seed numbers
per ear/per mu
1,000 grain weight (g) Theoretical yield
(kg/mu)
Point 1 35.2 31.6 41 456.1
Point 2 45.6 37 41 691.8
Point 3 43.74 26.9 41 482.4
Average 543.4
Control Ear numbers
(10,000/mu)
Seed numbers
per ear/per mu
1,000 grain weight (g) Theoretical yield
(kg/mu)
Point 1 21.87 31.2 41 279.7
Point 2 52 33.5 41 714.3
Point 3 33.6 34.4 41 473.9
Average 489.3
Increase 54.1/11.06%

According to the yield test results, Mr Lu’s average yield per mu for the Control crop was 489.3kg, and for the crop treated with RLF products was 543.4kg. The average yield increased per mu was 54.1kg, the increase rate was 11.06%.

About the RLF Crop Nutrition Package

The RLF Broadacre Plus and PowerPK package is rich in medium and micro nutrients. They have high absorption and utilisation rates, breaking the yield bottleneck caused by the invisible loss of nutrients (sometimes referred to a ‘hidden hunger’) in the crop. Good crop nutrition, as supplied by RLF specialty fertiliser products, increase both yield and quality of the wheat – as has been demonstrated by these two success stories.