Calcium nitrate is a typical "foliar" fertilizer with a rapid effect. It shows a very favourable action in rather acidic soils as the calcium contained in the fertilizer reduces the effect of soil acidity. Considering the high mobility of soil nitrogen and the risk of washing out, application of higher calcium nitrate doses is not recommended in light sandy soils, in areas with high total rainfall, and single doses over 300 kg/ha in general.

Chemical and physical properties

Quality characteristics

Value

Total nitrogen as N in %                     .

15.0

Ammoniacal nitrogen as N in %

1.2

Nitrate nitrogen as N in %            

 13.8

Calcium watersoluble as CaO in %                              

 26.0

Recommendations for application

The fertilizer is recommended especially for regenerative fertilization of winter cereals, for late (qualitative) additional fertilization of cereals, for additional fertilization of weakened lucerne plants, sugar beet, fodder beet, poppy, maize, green fodder mixtures, meadow vegetation, vegetables, and also for operative removal of calcium deficiency in plant nutrition.

Application doses

Culture

Dose in kg/ha

Fruit trees, fully grown

200-500 - 2 applications during flowering and at the beginning of fruiting

Watermelons, pumpkins

180-240

Spring barley

250 - 400  in the spring

Spring wheat

150 - 200  in the spring, 200 – 250 during the vegetation period

Roots and tubers

250 - 400  in the spring, 250 – 400 during the vegetation period

Greenlands

200 - 600  in the spring, 300 – 600 during the vegetation period

Root vegetables, brassicas

180 - 360  during the vegetation period

Fruit vegetables

180 - 240  during the vegetation period

Bulb and leaf vegetables

max. 180   during the vegetation period

Early potatoes

max. 180   during the vegetation period

Legumes

max. 140   during the vegetation period

Pome and stone fruits, small fruits

180 - 360  during the vegetation period (based on fruitfulness level)

Strawberries

max. 360   during the vegetation period

Grapevine

50 - 100     during the vegetation period

Packaging, transport, and storage

Store in original packages, in a dry area, separated from foods and out of reach of children. PE  empty packages should be submitted for organized collection of secondary raw materials. Packaged product should be stored in storage areas, in bags stacked on top of each other up to the max. height of 1.5 m or on pallets up to the max. height of 3.5 m.

If in bulk, to be stored in storage areas (boxes) on the floor with impermeable surface and protected against nitrate corrosion. Must be covered with PE tarp during storage.