SUGAR ORANGE FLOWER
RETENTION EXPERIMENT

R&D to meet the Changing Face of Consumer Demand

The citrus industry in Guangxi Province has rapidly developed in recent years.
In particular, the citrus growing areas in Guilin, Liuzhou, as well as other horticultural locations, are continuing to expand.

Overview

The citrus industry in Guangxi Province has rapidly developed in recent years.

In particular, the citrus growing areas in Guilin, Liuzhou, as well as other horticultural locations, are continuing to expand. Many farmers have earned excellent profits from the 6-8 Yuan per Jin Sugar Orange price in 2016, so much so, that some traditional grape and rice growing areas, attracted by the larger profit margins, have decided to enter the citrus growing market. Notwithstanding this surge of interest, problems have been incurred along the way in step with the gradual expansion of the citrus industry as a whole.

Retail citrus cultivation, relatively extensive management, excessive fertiliser application and over-fertilisation have all contributed to serious soil compaction in the Guangxi area.

The scientific fertilisation method for citrus growers is repeatedly a small amount. Although the fertilisation number of Sugar Orange can be slightly reduced, it also should be divided into 4-5 times per year fertilisation.

With the improvement of people’s living standards, consumers are increasingly demanding a better quality of agricultural products. These changes in market demand also allow growers to pay more attention to the quality of their products. So, the key for the industry is to help farmers grow high-quality agricultural products.

Growth characteristics and fruit quality of citrus treated with the RLF products are better than those using different methods of
crop nutrition.

The Experiment

RLF Sales Manager for the Guangxi Province, Zhang Xianyun, carried out a Sugar Orange flower retention experiment from 1st February 2017 to 31st March 2017 in Yadang Village, Toupai Town, Jinxiu County, Laibin City, Guangxi Province.

Let’s take a look at the crop nutrition program used and see the application effect of RLF products.

Excellent Results

  • The Sugar Oranges treated with the RLF’s crop nutrition program all have strong and even flowers.
  • The leaf has thick green colour.
  • And the treated fruit trees have less deformity of flowers – whereas the untreated fruit trees have many more deformed flowers that are weak.

Conclusion

The RLF Team led by Zhang Xianyun, together with the growers were all delighted with the outcome of the experiment. The photographs clearly demonstrate very strong support for the results attained by following the fertigation and foliar spraying routine at four intervals during the growing season.