CLASS AND TYPE

  • Class and type: Inorganic, simple, solid, nitrogen fertilizer
  • Name within the type: Calcium ammonium nitrate – CAN

Nutrients: Nitrogen (N) 25% /-0,8%; (13,5% N- NO3 nitric and 13,5% N-NH4 ammonia nitrogen)


High concentration of easily accessible nitrogen in almost identical ammonium-nitrate form provides the plants with a quick uptake (and nutrition) of this basic macroelement.

Limestone contains calcium, which is a secondary nutrient and has a beneficial effect on soil properties, especially in the case of acidic soils. CAN is a physiologically neutral fertilizer. It can therefore be combined with all phosphate and potassium fertilizers. It has a particularly beneficial effect on protein content in cereals, thus increasing their nutritive value.

Recommended quantities, period and method of application

Type of crops and soil: For complete nitric nutrition of all types of crops and in all types of soil, according to nutritive requirements of plants and physical and chemical properties of the soil.

Quantities to apply: from 100 to 500 kg/ha, depending on the total needs for the complete nutrition of crops.

Application period: Primarily to reinforce nutrition (100-500 kg/ha).

In soils with coarser (heavier) mechanical composition it can also be applied for:

  • Basic fertilization from 50-100kg/ha or
  • Pre-sowing fertilization and fertilization at the beginning of the season from 100-500kg/ha.

 

Wheat Quantity kg/ha: 150-200
Maize Quantity kg/ha: 180-260
Sugar beet Quantity kg/ha: 200-250
Sunflower Quantity kg/ha: 100-150
Fruit Quantity kg/ha: 300-450
Potatoes Quantity kg/ha: 200-400

Method of application: Over the soil, by spreading evenly over the whole area or locally (side-dressed along the rows or stalks, with or without incorporating into the upper layer of soil).

Number of applications per year: 1-3 times over the soil.

Possible adverse effects: If applied in recommended quantities and according to the recommended method of application, there are no adverse effects on the treated crops.

Packing and storage: The fertilizer is packed into PE and PP bags, stored and kept in dry storage areas protected from the sources of heat, moisture and exposure to the atmosphere in stacks up to 2 metres high.

 

 

Physical properties of the fertilizer

  • Appearance: Granules, whitish-yellow, odourless
  • Solubility: NH4NO3 highly soluble, CaCO3 medium soluble, hygroscopic
  • Moisture content: max 1%
  • Granulometric composition:
    • Granules 0,5-5,0mm …min 92%
    • Granules below 0,5mm and above 5 mm …max 8%
  • Bulk density: 0,9 – 1g / cm3