Australian Soil Analysis Laboratory entered into Joint Venture in Henan

Production increases of up to 300% in crop yields were achieved when working directly with farmers. 20% in corn, 300% with one peanut farmer, 10 to 20% in cotton, 12 to 15% in wheat, increase yield and flavour in grapes.

Nutrition increases in all crops was the stand out.

Peanut growers will often see shells with only one nut, we saw large doubles in all and 3 nuts in many.

China has the potential to increase its crop production by at least 15% with the right nutritional program. That is without any additional inputs, the science is already there

In 2003 The APAL laboratory in Adelaide Australia entered into a joint venture – soil analysis laboratory with the Kai Feng Xian Nong Yue Ju (KaiFeng County Agricultural Bureau) and was established and will began operating shortly afterwards. Principals were Mr Bryan McLeod and Mr Simon Cope from the Australian company resided in the Kaifeng County overseeing the establishment and daily running of the lab. This venture brought overseas technology to help the local farmers. Although the lab closed in 2009 due to various difficulties, it did provide a valuable service to the local farmers and Agricultural officials. My biggest disappointment was that the local farmers didn’t get all the help they needed.

I enjoyed working with the local farmers and seeing the outstanding results they achieved

Many laboratories analysis for the major elements in the soil, Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Potassium which are all essential elements, the laboratory analysed12 essential minerals both major and minor and how to establish the balance of major elements in a soil. The exporting of many crops from China has been inhibited both by quality and shelf life both of which are a direct result of a soils nutritional balance and as we change that balance we change the soils structure and either increase the quality of cereals, fruit and vegetables or decrease quality. Soil analyses are essential to allow farmers the opportunity to capitalise from their labour. Many difficult soils such as high sodium soils, poorly drained soils, high magnesium soils all limit agricultural production and by changing the chemical make up of a soil we can correct both the structure and microbial content correcting the majority of problems using the FLC approach and technology.

FLC brought with them a number of experienced agricultural consultants specialising in all types agriculture and land reclamation, including, cropping, fruit production, vegetable production, tree establishment, city developments in parks and reserves, animal health and dairying.

FLC initiated wheat trials which was followed by trials including both cotton and corn. Mr McLeod formulated a special fertiliser base on soil samples that were analysed at the Australian laboratory. This formulation was used for these trials. The results showed a significant increase in both yield and quality noting that urea applications to the trial areas were considerably lower than what normally normally applied.

Aims and Objectives were
目标与目的

To provide a total service in all aspects of soil nutrition by:

提供与土壤营养相关的全面服务

• Helping farmers to understand their soil

帮助农民了解他们的土壤情况

• Promoting the principles of good soil nutrition

推广优良土壤营养的方法

• Promoting long term soil productivity

提高土壤的长期生产力

• Promoting more effective utilisation of fertilisers

促进肥料的利用率

• Improving crop yields

提高农作物产量

• Improving crop storage life through greater understanding of the use of balanced fertiliser applications.

通过对平衡施肥的进一步了解,提高农作物的储藏期

• Improving animal nutrition

提高动物产品营养

• Providing education in soil and animal nutrition

提供土壤和动物营养学方面的培训

• Increasing human health

提高人类的健康水平

• Providing information and program for soil conservation, soil structure improvement and saline soil rehabilitation.

提供土壤保护,土壤结构改良和盐碱地改造方面的资料和方案

Analysis & Education are our Prime Objectives
土壤分析与传授知识是我们的主要宗旨
A soil analysis is of little value if it doesn’t teach you about your soil
如果土壤分析不能让您了解到土壤的实际状况, 那它就毫无价值

The FLC Program consists of: FLC方案包括:

• Soil analysis 土壤分析

• Soil reports and recommendations prepared and dispatched to consultants/farmers.

向咨询人员/农民提供并发放的土壤分析报告和施肥建议

• Instructions on the fertiliser mix to be applied to bring the soil towards an ideal condition and balance.

各种肥料混合使用的说明手册,使土壤改良达到理想状态和肥料施用达到平衡

• Timing for application of specified fertilisers

配方肥料的施用时间

• Instruction on leaf analysis. 叶面分析指导

• Recommendations for Foliar applications to correct deficiencies or to counter soil excesses.

叶肥喷施的建议,以改善作物营养不良,或降低土壤养分过量的负作用

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES IN CHINA
在中国的目标与目的

To establish a soil and tissue analysis laboratory

建立一个土壤及植物组织分析实验室

To implement a training programme to introduce the FLC Consulting programme to China

制定一套培训计划,把 FLC Consulting 计划引进中国

So we can:

因此我们能:

Promote the idea of good soil nutrition

推广良好土壤营养这一概念

Improve the nutritious content of all agricultural products

提高所有农产品的营养含量

To promote long term soil productivity

提高土壤的长期生产力

Greater utilisation of fertilisers

加大肥料的利用率

Improve crop yields

提高农作物产量

Improve crop storage life of all horticultural crops

延长所有园林农作物的储存期

To increase productivity of the Chinese farmer

提高中国农民的生产力

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