calcium nitrate

noun
a white, deliquescent solid, Ca(NO 3 ) 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of fertilizers, fireworks, matches, and explosives.
Also called Norwegian saltpeter.
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Trees raised using the integrated system were given a blend of equal parts chicken manure and calcium nitrate.
Developed practice of spraying calcium chloride or calcium nitrate on unsprayed fruit to reduce blemishes.
Foliar applications of calcium chloride or calcium nitrate can correct this problem.
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