What is Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer?
Calcium Nitrate is a white colored granular, two-nutrient, water-soluble fertilizer that can be taken immediately by the plant. It contains 15.5% nitrogen (N) and 26.5% calcium oxide (CaO). Of the nitrogen in the nitrate form, 14% is in the form of nitrate nitrogen (NO3 – N) and 15% is in the form of ammonium nitrogen (NH4 – N). Calcium oxide (CaO), which is completely dissolved in water, contains 19% calcium (Ca). The combination of nitrate nitrogen and fully water-soluble calcium provides many benefits not found in other fertilizers.
Taurus Calcium Nitrate - Guaranteed Content
| Guaranteed Content|| W/W|
| nitrogen (N)|| 15.5%|
| Calcium Oxide (CaO)|| 26.5%|
Where to use?
Calcium Nitrate fertilizer contains nitrate nitrogen and calcium, two essential nutrients for plants. In top fertilization, it is the best choice for all plants in all soil and climatic conditions. Since calcium and nitrate are taken together by the plants, it does not leave any residue in the root zone of the plant, as in other fertilizers. These two nutrients, which affect each other positively, do not create salinity in the soil. During the nutrient uptake by the roots of the plant, nitrogen in the form of nitrate facilitates the uptake of calcium in water-soluble form; therefore, it helps to meet the calcium need of the plant.
The advantages of Calcium Nitrate as a fertilizer can be summarized under the following three headings:
- Containing nitrogen in nitrate form Nitrogen in nitrate form is the preferred form of nitrogen by plants. The nitrate nitrogen in its structure helps the plant to take other nutrients as well as calcium. Especially in clay soils, ammonium nitrogen can be retained by the soil; thus it may become temporarily unavailable for plant growth. In contrast, nitrate nitrogen is not fixed in the soil. It remains free in the root zone, being easily taken when the plant needs it. Thus, it allows the nitrogen need to be met quickly.
- The vital importance of calcium in plant nutrition Calcium is a macronutrient that is widely consumed by plants; It is the building block of the plant cell wall. It is usually found in the soil as compounds that plants cannot use. The ability to move (transport) within the plant is very weak. Calcium carbonate (lime) in the soil may not adequately meet the calcium requirement of the plant. Calcium carbonate has low solubility in water. For all these reasons, calcium fertilization is needed as well as other fertilizers. Plants cannot grow without calcium. Calcium is the most consumed nutrient by plants after nitrogen and potassium.
- Benefit of Calcium Nitrate to the Soil Calcium Nitrate, besides being a good plant nutrient, also has soil remedial properties. It ensures that other nutrients held by clay minerals in the soil become useful. Clay particles can become compacted in irrigated soils with little or no calcium. As a result, the movement of water and oxygen
slows down and this affects plant growth negatively. Water-soluble calcium helps the clay particles in the soil to decompose and make the soil more porous.
Other benefits of Calcium Nitrate fertilizer can be summarized as follows:
- Increases yield and quality.
- Increases resistance against diseases and pests.
- It provides durability in transportation.
- It extends the storage life of fruits.
- It provides quick intake of calcium and nitrate.
- It does not contain additives and fillers.
- It does not evaporate, does not wash, does not burn.
- It does not create alkalinity.
- It has no salinity effect.