How to Use Calcium Nitrate as a Foliar Fertilizer

April 20, 2023

Calcium nitrate fertilizer is one of the most important types of fertilizers for the cultivation of crops in Nigeria. Calcium nitrate is known as a colourless salt used for farming and other purposes.

Calcium Nitrate fertilizer is one of the most important fertilizers for farming in Nigeria. The nitrogen and calcium components of the calcium nitrate fertilizer are important to the growth and well-being of plants.

Calcium nitrate fertilizer can be used as a foliar fertilizer. To use calcium nitrate fertilizer as a foliar fertilizer, you must dissolve the fertilizer in water and spray to the leaves and surfaces of the crop through sprayers.

Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer

Steps to use calcium nitrate as a foliar fertilizer

The following are the steps to take to use calcium nitrate as a foliar fertilizer:

Mix the calcium nitrate

You need to dissolve the calcium nitrate granules or powder in water. The usual concentration of the calcium nitrate in water is 1%-2%. It is always better if you follow the instructions of the manufacturer of the calcium nitrate fertilizer.

Test the mixture

After dissolving the calcium nitrate in water, you need to test the fertilizer solution in a small area. This is to ensure that the fertilizer solution will not burn or damage the plants. The chance of plants’ burning is very low if the concentration of calcium fertilizer in water does not exceed 2%.

Spray the mixture

After testing the fertilizer solution, you need to get a sprayer to spray the fertilizer solution to the leaves and surfaces of the plants. A knapsack sprayer or a motorized sprayer can be used to spray the calcium nitrate solution to plants.

Spraying of the fertilizer solution should be done in the morning when the intensity of the sun is low or in the late evening.

Repeat application

Repeat the application after 1-2 weeks to ensure that the plant gets enough calcium nitrate. Plants use calcium nitrate faster when foliar applied unlike soil based application which takes time.

About Calcium nitrate

The following are the chemical properties of Calcium Nitrate fertilizer:

  • Calcium content: 26.6%
  • Nitrogen content: 9.33%
  • Moisture: 0.1%
  • Oxygen: 64%

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