Calcium deficiency made worse by

  • Acidic soils
  • Sandy or light soils (leaching)
  • Acid peat soils
  • Soils rich in sodium
  • Soils rich in aluminium
  • Drought conditions
  • Fruit high in nitrogen or potassium
  • Large fruit

Calcium is important for

  • Structure, stability and permeability of cell membranes
  • Regulation of enzyme systems
  • Alongside potassium responsible for regulation of stomata
  • Gives plants more resistance to biotic and abiotic stress

Yara recommended fertilisers for Calcium

YaraLiva TROPICOTE

YaraLiva TROPICOTE

Carrots: 330 kg/ha prior to or immediately post-drilling

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YaraVita STOPIT

YaraVita STOPIT

Carrot: 2 to 3 applications of 5 l/ha at 10 to 15 cm stage or when sufficient leaf area to intercept spray. Allow 10 to 14 day intervals between applications. Water rate: 200 l/ha.

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