Fertiliser calculators

A useful collection of calculators to compare the return on investment and margin over fertiliser when using different fertilisers.

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CN Calcium nitrate vs CAN Calcium ammonium nitrate

What is the benefit of using YaraLiva Tropicote (calcium nitrate) rather than CAN (calcium ammonium nitrate) as a top dressing on potatoes or brassicas based on the increase in yield and quality?

Tropicote benefit calculator

To begin please enter the required values

Calcium Nitrate - YaraLiva Tropicote

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate - CAN

Crop Details

Yield and Quality

Increases from using Calcium Nitrate rather than Ammonium Nitrate as a top dressing.


Over the years Tropicote has shown consistent increases in overall yields of up to 10% on potatoes and up to 6% on brassicas


Typically growers using Tropicote find the increase in quality results in a higher percentage of Grade One produce.

Results

 

Best Option

Calcium Nitrate - YaraLiva Tropicote

Total marketable crop yield
61.2 t/ha
Marketable Class One yield
56.3 t/ha
Marketable Class Two yield
4.9 t/ha
Crop value
18115 €/ha
Amount of fertiliser applied
516 kg /ha
Cost of fertiliser applied
284 € /ha
Margin over fertiliser ?
17831 €/ha

Best Option

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate - CAN

Total marketable crop yield
60 t/ha
Marketable Class One yield
54 t/ha
Marketable Class Two yield
6 t/ha
Crop value
18,115 €/ha
Amount of fertiliser applied
232 kg /ha
Cost of fertiliser applied
248 € /ha
Margin over fertiliser ?
17831 €/ha
The benefit from using Tropicote rather than ammonium nitrate
593 £/ha
Total
2,967 £/ crop area

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