Calcium Ammonium Nitrate

Product Description

Analysis: 27-0-0

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) is created by adding powered limestone or calcium nitrate to ammonium nitrate.


  • Sold as granular or prilled product in various sizes (SGN)
  • White to pale yellow in colour
  • CAN is hygroscopic – avoid extended storage, particularly in humid environments


  • The presence of calcium (roughly 8%) adds an agronomic advantage, but also stabilizes the product, making it a safer alternative to conventional ammonium nitrate
  • The combination of ammonium and nitrate nitrogen is readily available for crop uptake


  • Due to hygroscopic properties, product will deteriorate over time particularly in humid environments; avoid extended storage and damp conditions

Application methods:

  • Used as stand-alone product or more commonly in blends with varying combinations of N, K and micronutrients, typically in specialty crops
  • Broadcast (surface-applied)


Available from various external sources