THE BENEFITS OF CALCIUM NITRATE ON THE SOIL
In addition to being nutrition for plants, calcium nitrate has a amelioration effect on the soil. It facilitates the transformation of minerals in clay soil to a form more easily used by plants. In irrigated soils with less calcium or a lot of sodium, the clay layer can become compact. As a result, water and oxygen activity is reduced and the development of the plant is adversely affected. Calcium forces separation of the clay layer and gives soil a more porous appearance.
OTHER VALUES OF CALCIUM NITRATE
- It increases yield and quality
- It builds up resistance to disease and pests
- It provides resistance during transport
- it extends the storage life of fruits
- Rapid absorption of calcium and nitrate
- it contains no filler or additives
- it doesn’t steam, wash or burn
- it doesn’t create alkaline conditions
- it does not create salt conditions
The presence of calcium carbonate (lime) in the soil does not mean that the plant can get enough calcium. Calcium carbonate does not dissolve well in water. Particularly in drip or spring irrigation applications, calcium nitrate should be used alone and not in combination with sulfurous or phosphorous fertilizers. It should not be used in combination with agricultural chemical.