Reduce Fruit Defects and Prolong Shelf Life with YaraLiva Calcium Nitrate

YaraLiva® Calcium Nitrate is the top choice for fertilizing melons crops. YaraLiva supplies readily available nitrate-nitrogen, the form of nitrogen preferred by most crops. Nitrate-nitrogen promotes the uptake of other nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Calcium nitrate provides 100% water soluble calcium. Calcium content in the fruit is key for fruit firmness and quality. Ca also helps crops minimize disease and environmental stresses such as heat and soil salts, while all ammonium-based nitrogen fertilizers create sites of acidity, which increase the risk of soil-borne disease infections such as fusarium.

Calcium nitrate reduces common watermelon fruit defects and improves fruit quality

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Field trials have shown that regular applications of soluble calcium are needed to ensure that the fruit gets the required calcium.

Calcium nitrate improves firmness and decreases severity of disease

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Calcium builds strong cells walls and robust cell membranes, and calcium uptake during fruit growth and development is essential for improved fruit quality. Research shows that applying soluble calcium can increase watermelon firmness and increase shelf life. Strong cell walls and membranes also increase resistance to bacteria and fungi because the pathogens are less able to ‘digest’ the cell wall.

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Ally Latham
Ally Latham
Sales Agronomist

Southeast Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska Panhandle 

sebastian korob
Sebastian Korob
Regional Market Development Manager