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calcium nitrate

noun
1.
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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