X-CAL-8 Calcium Nitrate based concentrated Liquid Fertiliser [size: 1 Litre]

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A Calcium Nitrate based liquid fertiliser Containing Calcium (22.5%) as CaO, Nitrogen (14.5%) as Nitrate (13.9%) and Ammonia (0.6%), and essential chelated trace elements Magnesium 3%, Zinc 300ppm, Boron 750ppm.

The complex organic compounds in this blend help buffer against any nutrient tie-ups, imbalances or elemental issues and chelate the elements, ensuring fast plant & leaf uptake.

X-CAL-8 contains an advanced, biodegradable surfactant system to improve its spreadability and adhesion to foliage.

Note that the Nitrogen in this product does not promote vegetative growth. If vegetative growth is desired, use in conjunction with other nutrients.

X-Cal-8 Benefits include:

  • Supplies a high organic calcium complex to plants and solubilizes existing soil calcium around the root zone.
  • Gets Calcium to the plant when and where it’s needed to be distributed throughout the plant.
  • Cost effective because it taps into existing calcium in the soil
  • More efficient than less soluble products.
  • This unique, liquid formulation is easy to apply through irrigation systems or as a foliar application, followed by irrigation.
  • Rapid calcium availability to roots of calcium-hungry crops.
  • Root enhancing compounds can increase overall plant health.

Providing the correct amount of nutrients to your plants, lawns and crops is crucial to their health and development. When plants, lawns and crops don’t have enough of a certain nutrient, pests, disease and low bearing crops are often the result. This fertiliser works both as a fertiliser but can also help with disease control.

Diseases like blossom end rot are easy to control with calcium nitrate.

Role of Calcium

Calcium plays a role in the formation of plant cell walls and is essential for seed production in some plants. It helps to regulate the transfer of proteins through cell walls and detoxifies plants by neutralizing organic acids. Deficiencies of calcium cause the tips of young leaves to turn brown and die. When calcium is deficient, leaves may also curl and blossoms can drop prematurely. Calcium deficiencies in apples trees result in cork spots in the fruit.

Role of Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a component of every protein and is therefore essential for plant growth, photosynthesis and enzymatic reactions. This nutrient is often required in much higher amounts than other macro-nutrients during growth phases when a plant is not producing fruit. Deficiencies are recognized by slow growth of new shoots, pale coloured leaves in the middle of the growing season, fewer leaves than in previous years and early release of leaves before the arrival of autumn.

Ammonium nitrate is a commonly used source of Nitrogen, but it interferes with calcium uptake and causes calcium deficiency disorders in plants. The solution is to apply calcium nitrate instead to any crop that has a tendency to develop calcium deficiency disorders.

Like most nutrients, over application can upset the balance of nutrients, ultimately damaging the plant or soil. The key is using less more often.

General Application for Plants and Lawns

Apply: 50-100ml/100m2, 5.0 - 10.0 L/Ha (Minimum dilution rate 1:100)

Timing: Apply monthly, or as required. For more regular applications, apply at lower amounts, for less regular application, apply at higher amounts.

Specialised Application Details:

Apples and Pears

Action: For reduction in bitter pip, russeting, skin splitting, cracking, rupture and bruising. To improve fruit firmness and storage potential.

Rate: 5.0 - 10.0 L/Ha to give a minimum of 50 litres over the season.

Water volume: High volume 500L/Ha (to incipient run-off) on small trees and increase pro rata for larger trees as necessary. Concentrate spraying - do not exceed 10.0 L/Ha.

Timing: Commence immediately post blossom and repeat every 10-14 days up to 10-14 days before harvest. The continuity of the spray program through the season is important but exact rates and timings can be manipulated to suit local spraying practise and variety requirements. If spraying cannot be deferred and temperatures exceed 28 degrees Celsius, use the lower dose and a 7 day interval to give the same total amount over the season


Action: To improve fruit firmness and shelf life.

Rate: 2.5 L/Ha (maintenance) 5.0 L/Ha (deficiency).

Water volume: 500-1000 L/Ha

Timing: Apply from the start of flowering and repeat at 7-14 day intervals through to harvest or as required.

Stone Fruit

Action: To prevent surface deformities and improve storage potential.

Rate: 2.5 L/Ha (maintenance) 5.0 L/Ha (deficiency).

Water volume: High volume to pro rata for larger trees to incipient run-off. Do not exceed a total of 10% volume of X-Cal-8 in the spray mix.

Timing: Apply one month prior to harvest and repeat 10-14 days later OR follow the same program for apples and pears.


Action: To reduce stem die-back and premature fruit drop off.

Rate: 2.5 - 5.0 L/Ha

Water volume: 500 L/Ha to incipient run-off.

Timing: Apply at suitable intervals at 2.4 L/Ha from the end of flowering. Increase the rate to 5.0 L/Ha and the interval to 14 days once the fruit begins to soften.

Kiwi Fruit

Action: To improve fruit firmness, reduce fruit pitting and prolong shelf life.

Rate: 2.5 - 5.0 L/Ha

Water volume: 500 L/Ha to incipient run-off.

Timing: Apply at 2.5 L/Ha from the end of petal and repeat at 10-14 day intervals, increasing the rate as required.

Lettuce (outdoor)

Action: For the prevention of tip burn and heart rot.

Rate: 5 L/Ha.

Water volume: 500 L/Ha

Timing: Commence applications a minimum of 14 days after emergence or transplanting. Apply directly onto susceptible tissue. Repeat at 7-10 day intervals as required.

Tomatoes, Peppers, Tamarillos and Capsicum

Action: To prevent Blossom End Rot and other deficiency-induced disorders.

Rate: 5.0 - 10.0 L/Ha

Water volume: 500 L/Ha to incipient run-off.

Timing: Apply from fruit set, directly onto the growing fruit and continue at 7-10 day intervals during fruit development.

Melons and Cucurbits

Action: For prevention of deficiency-induced disorders.

Rate: 5.0 L/Ha

Water volume: At least 500 L/Ha.

Timing: Apply up to 3 sprays after flowering, at 10-14 day intervals.


Action: For prevention of deficiency-induced foliar disorders.

Rate: 5.0 L/Ha

Water volume: At least 500 L/Ha.

Timing: Apply early in the season when plants are growing actively and once there is sufficient foliage to sufficiently absorb spray.

Carrots and Root Crops

Action: For prevention of deficiency-induced disorders.

Rate: 5.0 L/Ha

Water volume: At least 500 L/Ha.

Timing: Apply once there is sufficient foliage present to intercept the spray.  Repeat at 7-10 day intervals as required.


Action: For prevention of internal rust spot and black scurf. To improve storage potential.

Rate: 3.0 - 5.0 L/Ha

Water volume: At least 500 L/Ha.

Timing: Apply at tuber initiation, with two further treatments at 10-14 day intervals.



Store in a cool dry area out of direct sunlight. Store above 5’C

Shake or stir well before use.



Sensitive foliage or plants should be test sprayed prior to full scale application.

Spray test on small area before wide-spread use.

Avoid spraying close to harvest if produce is susceptible to staining.

May not be compatible with soluble phosphate or sulphate-based inputs, Jar test for compatibility prior to use.


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