Revolutionizing Wheat Cultivation: Boosting Yields, Enhancing Quality, and Sustaining the Environment with FertiCore and BoosterPlus Innovations

Wheat is one of the most widely cultivated crops globally, as one-third of the world’s population depends on it as a food source. Its versatility allows it to thrive in various environmental conditions and different agricultural systems.

To achieve high productivity and quality in intensive agricultural practices, there is a significant reliance on the use of fertilizers, contributing to elevated costs. Moreover, the application of non-renewable biomass inputs can lead to ecological damage, such as contamination of surface water and soil, and alterations in denitrification processes.

To mitigate environmental pollution, the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural methods and biofertilizers are crucial. This agricultural ecological approach emphasizes the use of bio-stimulants to enhance plant development, aiming to fortify physiological processes, promote nutrient acquisition, and improve resistance to both biotic and abiotic challenges.

Foliar fertilization has been employed as a means to supplement micro and macro nutrients, plant hormones, stimulants, and other beneficial substances.

Wheat is prone to lodging during the grain-filling period, resulting in issues such as black heads, dead and rotten seedlings, and reduced grain fill, significantly impacting yield.

 

FertiCore (granular soil conditioner) can be utilized as a basal fertilizer before sowing

Before sowing, FertiCore, a granular soil conditioner, can be used as a base fertilizer, adding 20 kg of FertiCore granules per 100 kg of urea, DAP, MAP, etc.

FertiCore helps reduce farmers’ fertilization costs, stabilizes nitrogen, and enhances nitrogen fertilizer efficiency (particularly suitable as a urea additive).

It forms complexes with phosphate to reduce fixation (especially suitable as an additive for DAP/MAP). This implies a 25%-30% reduction in fertilizer usage costs for farmers, addressing soil compaction issues caused by excessive fertilization, with significant soil improvement effects.

For instance, while farmers previously used 350 kg of urea + NPK to cultivate 1 hectare of crops, they can now opt for 100 kg of FertiCore plus 250 kg of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium to achieve the same on 1 hectare. Crop yields are expected to be better than before. The recommended usage of FertiCore can be adjusted based on actual soil fertility and crop types.

During the later stages of wheat growth, additional fertilizer (BoosterPlus) is recommended. BoosterPlus has a prolonged efficacy period and promotes root growth, enhancing wheat development, resulting in robust stems, increased resistance to lodging, and higher grain weight.

Recommended application rates:

Dilution rate: 2000-3000 times

Water Flushing: 5-6 kgs/ha.

Micro Spraying: 4-5 kgs/ha.

Foliar Application: 2-3 kg/ha,

Soaking Seed: 2g-4g/Liter (soak for three to four hours).

The above rates are suggested; adjustments can be made based on soil fertility, nutrient conditions, and yield levels.

Foliar spraying of BoosterPlus:

The BoosterPlus application period for wheat is approximately between tillering and grain-filling, around 40-70 days into the wheat growth cycle. It is recommended to start spraying potassium humate around 45-50 days into the wheat growth cycle, every 7-10 days for 2-3 consecutive times.

Caution: Spraying potassium humate should be timed correctly, avoiding high-temperature and rainy conditions to prevent a negative impact on the effectiveness of the spray.

By observing and analyzing the physiological characteristics of wheat during germination, emergence, tillering, jointing, heading, flowering, grain-filling, etc., BoosterPlus is shown to promote stress resistance, drought resistance, and yield improvement in wheat.

It enhances seed germination rates and promotes root development. Wheat seeds treated with BoosterPlus show a 6.5% increase in germination and an 8.4% increase in emergence compared to untreated seeds. The BoosterPlus-treated wheat exhibits an early appearance of embryonic roots, emergence two days earlier, robust root systems, increased length by 3.1%-15.3%, and a 3.3%-27% increase in secondary root numbers.

This ensures plant density, improves overall crop competitiveness, strengthens disease resistance, and establishes a solid foundation for crop growth quality and yield.

Increased leaf area and enhanced photosynthesis: After applying BoosterPlus, wheat plants show an average height increase of 9.5% compared to untreated wheat. The first internode circumference increases by 5.4%-8.3%, and the average leaf area per plant increases by 10.5%.

With an expanded leaf area, the effective area for photosynthesis increases, enhancing the process. Strong stems contribute to lodging resistance and grain material accumulation, creating favorable conditions for increased grain weight and yield.

BoosterPlus, when used in conjunction with pesticides commonly used in wheat crops, enhances the efficacy of these pesticides, allowing for reduced usage and subsequently minimizing environmental pollution.

 

Users Feedback:

Feedback 1: Before using BoosterPlus, the wheat yield was 6 tons per hectare, and after using BoosterPlus, it increased to 11 tons per hectare.

Feedback 2: In one region where BoosterPlus was not used, the average yield was 3.3 tons per hectare, while in another region where BoosterPlus was used, the yield was 7 tons per hectare.

 

Wheat Growth Stages Overview:

Tillering Stage:

 

Fwheat 1lowering Stage:

The flowering stage is crucial for wheat growth and is a key period for applying potassium humate. At this stage, potassium humate can promote pollen development in the anthers, enhancing wheat stress resistance and yield. It is recommended to spray potassium humate around 70-80 days into the wheat growth cycle, every 7-10 days for 2-3 consecutive times.

The flowering stage is vital for the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth in wheat. Proper field management during this stage should focus on preventing spike diseases, ensuring disease control, timely nutrient supplementation, and enhancing spikelet numbers to prepare for grain filling. The flowering stage is directly related to wheat yield formation, and using mineral-sourced potassium humate during this stage, applied through root irrigation, can improve growing conditions, promote root and leaf protection, enhance grain-filling intensity, and prolong grain-filling time, effectively increasing wheat yield.

Grain Filling Stage:

The wheat grain-filling period generally lasts for about 30-40 days.

The grain-filling period refers to the process where starch produced by photosynthesis and protein transformed through assimilation are stored in wheat seeds. This critical period includes root protection, leaf protection, extended leaf function, prevention of premature aging, increased grain weight, and preparation against natural disasters such as drought, flooding, wind, diseases, and lodging. Measures should be taken to ensure high wheat yield during this period.

Timely irrigation during grain filling is crucial, as it significantly affects wheat yield. With the weakened nutrient absorption capacity of wheat roots in the later growth stages, foliar fertilization can extend the functional period of wheat leaves, enhance photosynthesis, prevent diseases, and increase drought resistance, reducing the impact of hot and dry winds.

Experimental results indicate that foliar application of BoosterPlus during the flag-leaf stage of winter wheat effectively increases the number of grains per spike, resulting in a production increase of 7.1 grains compared to the blank control. Additionally, foliar application of BoosterPlus during the grain-filling period significantly enhances the thousand-grain weight, averaging a weight increase of 5.52 grams compared to the blank control. This can lead to a production increase ranging from 21.6% to 22.79%.

 

Functions and Benefits of BoosterPlus:

  1. Promoting Crop Respiration: Applying BoosterPlus manifests in well-developed root systems and increased secondary root growth in crops. Data shows that BoosterPlus can elevate the respiration intensity of rice by 18.2%, with a 12.2% increase in light and intensity.
  2. Enhancing Enzyme Activity: BoosterPlus stimulates enzyme activity in both soil and plants, showing varied increases ranging from 24.4% to 175.6%. Taking wheat as an example, the application of BoosterPlus can increase wheat enzyme activity by 62%-82%, promoting wheat growth, respiration, and photosynthesis. When crops are in a state of premature aging or water deficiency, nitrate reductase activity within the plant decreases. Experimental data on wheat indicates that, during the booting and grain-filling periods, the rate of decline in nitrate reductase activity can be reduced from 37% to 21% with the application of BoosterPlus, enhancing wheat drought resistance and preventing premature aging.
  3. Promoting Soil Microbial Activity: By increasing the quantity of soil microbes, BoosterPlus significantly enhances the value of the land. It promotes beneficial fungal activities, aids in the decomposition of crop residues, and contributes to healthier soil, fostering sustainable plant growth.
  4. Facilitating Nutrient Absorption: BoosterPlus can form complexes or chelates with trace elements, increasing their solubility and facilitating absorption into plant tissues. Additionally, BoosterPlus exhibits better affinity with both root systems and crop surfaces, making nutrient absorption into the plant more effective. According to experiments, after applying BoosterPlus, crop phosphorus absorption can increase by 7%-30%, and nitrogen absorption can increase by 4%-15%.
  5. Promoting Early Germination and Improving Seedling Emergence Rate: When used as a seed coating, BoosterPlus can increase the seedling emergence rate by 10%-30%, leading to early emergence by 1-3 days. In the case of wheat, for example, the emergence rate can be improved by 27%-38%. Moreover, BoosterPlus can increase seedling rates by 10%-30% for different crops.
  6. Stimulating Robust Root Development: Generally, applying BoosterPlus can increase root development by around 30%, enhancing crop tillering rates, root quantity, and length. When used as a seed coating for winter wheat sown at the appropriate time, the root number increases by 27.9%, secondary root length increases by 43.96%, individual tillering numbers increase by 18.18%, and during the regreening period, root numbers increase by 13.24%, secondary root length increases by 28%, and individual tillering numbers increase by 11.63%.

 

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