Urea serves an important role in the metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds by animals and is the main nitrogen-containing substance in the urine of mammals. It is a colorless, odorless solid, highly soluble in water, and practically non-toxic (LD50 is 15 g/kg for rats). Dissolved in water, it is neither acidic nor alkaline. The body uses it in many processes, most notably nitrogen excretion. The liver forms it by combining two ammonia molecules (NH3) with a carbon dioxide (CO2) molecule in the urea cycle. Urea is widely used in fertilizers as a source of nitrogen and is an important raw material for the chemical industry. Friedrich Wöhler's discovery in 1828 that urea can be produced from inorganic starting materials was an important conceptual milestone in chemistry. It showed for the first time that a substance previously known only as a byproduct of life could be synthesized in the laboratory without biological starting materials, contradicting the widely held doctrine of vitalism.
The nitrogen in CAN is made up by the slow ammonium nitrogen and the fast nitrate nitrogen at equal ratio, therefore, it can be applied for both top dressing and basic fertilization for any kind of soil types and vegetation.
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Chemical formula: NH4NO3 + CaMg (CO3)2
Active ingredients: ammonium nitrate, very fine dolomite powder
According to EC fertilizer requirements: 27% nitrogen (N) in the form of ammonium (NH4) and nitrate (NO3) in a ratio of 1:1
5% calcium (Ca), expressed in calcium oxide: 7% CaO, 3% magnesium (Mg), expressed in magnesium oxide: 5% MgO
The nitrogen in CAN is made up by the slow ammonium nitrogen and the fast nitrate nitrogen at equal ratio, therefore, it can be applied for both top dressing and basic fertilization for any kind of soil types and vegetation. The dolomite content with the nitrogen reduces the sourness of the soil, so it is specifically recommended for treating sour soils. Calcium (magnesium) improves the soil structure, as its clay/humin complexes make it crumbly (water, heat and air retaining capacity of the soil will be better due to porosity), and increases its fertility. It increases the absorption and utilization of other nutrients through improving the ion balance.