• Crop-specific foliar Cereal Plus. High-analysis and broad- spectrum delivery of nutrient that increases uptake efficiency for the 12 essential nutrients.
  • Crop-specific foliar Canola Plus. High-analysis, broad- spectrum with nutrient delivery system that increases uptake efficiency for the 12 essential nutrients.
  • Crop-specific foliar. Cotton Plus delivers high-analysis broad-spectrum nutrient that can be furrow injected too. Efficient uptake of 12 essential nutrients.
  • Cereal Plus Zinc designed specifically for cereal crops growing in zinc deficient soils. High-analysis and Broad-spectrum CSF with 12 essential nutrients.
  • Ultra Foliar Horticulture Plus delivers high-analysis broad-spectrum nutrient, the latest in crop-focused nutrition. Fast uptake of 12 essential nutrients.
  • Crop specific foliar Legume Plus provides the plant with 12 optimally balanced essential nutrients. Gives plant protection, more growth and better yield.
  • Ultra Foliar Viticulture Plus. 12 essential high-analysis broad-spectrum nutrients, the latest in crop-focused nutrition, available for immediate use by vines.

What is Crop Specific Foliar

Crop Specific Foliar is a unique range of High-analysis Broad-spectrum liquid foliar fertilisers that use a specially engineered nutrient delivery system (NDS) to ensure that trace elements are received by the plant at a rate significantly higher than that of a normal foliar product. Crop Specific Foliar is actually an Ultra Foliar, that has had its nutrient package tailored specifically for a nominated crop type. This is highly beneficial for the crop as the leaf-applied fertiliser product contains up to 12 nutrient elements, all safely balanced and without any chemical antagonism. Their formulation is at prescribed quantities to suit the specific crop type’s optimum requirements. This can only be achieved when you deliver nutrient at concentrated levels facilitated through the engineered delivery system.

RLF has developed a NDS for the Crop Specific Foliar range of products. They are world-leading products.

Not a Normal Foliar

RLF Crop Specific Foliar is not a normal foliar. It sits in a classification of its own, not only being substantially different in substance, but most importantly in features and functional specifications required for a foliar product to physically, or scientifically, achieve real and tangible results. The classification of foliar products (see the graph that follows) demonstrates how a Crop Specific Foliar product is different in each area and rated classification. Achieving a rated 98.5% factor is twice the result of expensive chelated products available on the market today, and over seven times the results of the most basic single element oxide foliar products available.

Solving the Nutrient Deficiency Problem

Every crop, every plant has a different trace element nutrient need. It is often difficult to know exactly what these specific requirements are, and therefore impossible to treat every plant with a different nutrient solution as a deficiency symptom reveals itself. Whilst this is an absurd suggestion, it is however the reality of farming practice for many farmers today. This is aggravated further, if that nutrient deficiency or variation has already had a marked effect on plant health, yield potential and overall crop value before detection. Sometimes the realisation comes too late!

RLF recognised this as being a major problem, and with the science of plant physiology and nutrition as its basis, has engineered highly concentrated liquid foliar products that are designed to change the way in which nutrient deficiency issues are managed.

How Crop-Specific Foliar Delivers Optimum Nutrients

High-analysis Broad-spectrum Solution is the Answer

Being a High-analysis Broad-spectrum Solution (HBS ) that allows the formulation and manufacture of solutions that contain a high concentration of many different nutrients, all formulated in such a way that is stable and safe for the plant is an RLF-developed technology.

This is a first time technological advance that has neutralised the antagonistic effects that elements can have with each other and the result is revolutionary. Now, specifically formulated products with 12 elements contained in one single, stable, effective solution can be applied to crops and produce.

Only maximum crop yield can be achieved when care is taken to ensure an adequate and balanced supply of ALL nutrients to the plant.

The Benefit of a Bigger Root System

One of the greatest benefits of an RLF Crop Specific Foliar product is the effect it has on root development and growth.

Whilst this forms only a part of the cycle of growth and development for each plant, it is a vital and important stage and function. Plant physiology clearly informs the science of Crop Specific Foliar products and leads to significant benefits for farmers and growers. This is because the larger size root structure gives the plant much greater physical contact with the soil area. Fine hairs give the plant increased surface area, and this allows the plant to use less energy in achieving easier access to available nutrients and soil-based NPK.

This increases plant growth exponentially as the graphic shows.

Crop Specific Foliar products create a ‘wetter’ environment that enables mineralisation to further improve fertiliser up-take and efficiency. This benefit simulates the action of endowing the soil with an additive to make the soil more effective.

But the biggest benefit comes from the larger and thicker root structure with substantially more rhizosphere activity that grows a lot of fine, and very fine hair-like roots. More roots means more plant ‘root exudate’ and this means microbial activity increases in and around these root hairs and results in a very large increase in mineralisation. Mineralisation is the chemical action that unlocks the phosphorus and makes it available to the plant. This action ensures that the plant has access to ‘available’ phosphorus. And, more phosphorus means more yield.

This also means more organic matter returns to the soil for future years, and this is a significant and sustainable benefit.

Leading the World with a Proven Product

RLF first developed Broad-spectrum compound foliar fertilisers in 1993.

These products have been continuously updated and improved since this time with over 20 years of on-farm use. Crop Specific Foliar products represent the latest in a long pedigree of innovative technological development. Crop Specific Foliars’ are a proven product, extensively trialled and tested; but most importantly used over the past twenty years by farmers world wide. Today the use of Crop Specific Foliar forms part of normal farm practice for millions of RLF customers.

Easy to Use

Crop Specific Foliar is easy to use. It has a substantial compatibility profile and can be sprayed in conjunction with many crop protection chemicals, other fertilisers or used in irrigation systems. This reduces labour costs and makes the process of on-farm application simple. Crop Specific Foliar products are High-analysis and Broad-spectrum, in a clean solution that is readily dispersed when mixed with water. It is safe on equipment and does not present any blockage issues. Farmers can safely use these products year after year as part of their normal farm practices.

Maximise Crop Performance and Return

Features and Benefits

Increases Yield
Improves Crop Quality and Value
Improves NPK and Soil Elements Uptake
Fixes Paddock Variability
Solves Soil Variability and Hidden-Hunger Issues
Builds Bigger Root Systems and Organic Soil Matter
Buffers Chemicals and Resists the Adverse Effects of Disease and Climate
Delivers Nutrient in the Most Efficient Way Possible, Directly to the Plant through the Cell Wall
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