Fast. Flexible. Liquid Fertilizer.

Give crops nearly instant access to the nutrients they need and ensure a consistent application across every acre.

Staying Power for All Your Crops

Nutrien Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, also known as CAN17, is a powerful, fast-acting fertilizer containing two forms of nitrogen for a quick response plus sustained feeding. CAN17 is a non-pressurized, odorless liquid that’s simple to store and apply to a variety of crops.

11.6% nitrate

The 11.6% nitrate-nitrogen in CAN17 provides fast-acting nitrogen for immediate uptake, while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen acts as a reserve for sustained feeding.

8.8% soluble calcium

CAN17 improves water penetration, allowing available N and moisture to move easily into the root zone. Plus, calcium is critical for crop quality, promoting healthy cell development in fruits, roots and tubers.

Non-pressurized

Unlike liquid ammonia, CAN17 isn’t stored under pressure. That makes storage and application easier, while adding flexibility. It’s also less corrosive than other nitrogen options, so it’s easier on your equipment.

Non-volatile

Unlike urea solutions, all of the nitrogen in CAN17 is non-volatile, so it stays right where you apply it. No more worrying about lost nitrogen investments.

Easy to apply

Spray CAN17 on the soil surface with a ground rig or inject it into the main line of your irrigation system. No matter how you apply it, you’ll see strong results.

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For more info about CAN17, contact your local Nutrien representative.

The Proof Is in the Harvest.

If there’s one thing that fruit, vegetable and nut growers know, it’s that quality counts. That’s why they’ve relied on the original CAN17 since 1955 to get the most from their crops.

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Application Recommendations

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Every type of nitrogen fertilizer is applied and handled differently. These general use recommendations for CAN17 are based on optimal growing conditions. Your specific conditions and goals should be considered to achieve the best results. Contact your local representative to discuss your particular requirements.
Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Young trees (1-3 years)7-28 gals CAN17/acreNitrate-nitrogen is immediately available. Soluble calcium helps cell wall and membrane formation and health.15-60 lbs N/acre of which at least half is CAN17.
Mature trees70 lbs N/1000 lbs nut yield goal (32 gal CAN17/1000 lbs nut yield goal)Soluble calcium improves nut set and retention. Split N applications through the growing season. Use CAN17 for at least half of crop N needs.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Tree establishment0.5-1.5 lb CAN17 per treeImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen.Calcium is critical to fruit quality.
Established trees, post-harvest or at spring floweringUp to 6 lbs CAN17/tree/yearSoluble calcium with nitrate-nitrogen aids fruit firmness and decreases internal disorders such as bitter pit.Calcium is critical to fruit quality.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Pre-plant 10 gals CAN17/acreThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Discontinue application before pod fill.
20 days after emergence and before flowering10-55 gals total CAN17/acre in split applicationsReadily available calcium for seed development.Discontinue application before pod fill.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting50% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemaining half of 40-70 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for floret development and head firmness.Remaining 50% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting 50% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemaining half of 40-70 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for head development and firmness.Remaining 50% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting30% of plant N needsAvailable calcium for root development and elongation.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemainder of 25-65 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium root elongation and storage potential.Remaining 50% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting50% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemaining half of 40-70 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for curd development and head firmness.Remaining 50% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Young trees up to 2 years1-2 lbs CAN17/tree/yearThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Apply by fertigation or other means pre-bloom for best results.
Mature trees - pre-bloom75-95 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen combined with soluble calcium to minimize fruit disorders such as cracking and creasing. Apply by fertigation or other means pre-bloom for best results.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Split applications according to crop need25-50 gals CAN17/acreSoluble calcium for root development and fiber quality.Base N need on yield potential and soil test.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting50% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemaining half of 40-70 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for fruit firmness and quality.Remaining 50% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At plantingNo more than 25% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemainder of 25-75 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium to reduce tip burn, increase shelf life, and improve leaf crispness.Apply remaining N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal and soil test.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting25% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemainder of 45-80 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium to prevent blossom-end rot and scald and for fruit firmness and quality.Remaining 75% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Tuber bulking25-50 gals CAN17/acreTubers have high calcium requirements. Soluble calcium is important for cell integrity, cell-wall strength, and minimizing internal disorders and improving storage. Apply in-season as part of the total nitrogen needs.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Berry formation-maturation5 gal CAN17/acre/weekImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for fruit quality and firmness and disease resistance.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Before "pegging"50% of total N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split ApplicationsRemainder of 25-90 gals CAN17/acreBerries need adequate calcium for firmness, good shelf life and disease resistance.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Post-harvest on perennial plantings10-20 gals CAN17/acreThe readily available nitrate nitrogen allows you to apply it during the critical periods of development resulting in improved fruit.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Prior to bud break50% of total N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Post-bloomRemaining half of 25-50 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for fruit quality and firmness and disease resistance.Remaining 50% of N needs by fertigation or other means.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
At planting25% of plant N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Split applicationsRemainder of 45-95 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium to prevent blossom-end rot and for fruit firmness and quality.Remaining 75% of N through growing season by fertigation or other means. Adjust total N according to yield goal.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Application Time/Growth StageCAN17 RateBenefitsComments
Prior to bud break50% of total N needsThe 11.6% nitrate nitrogen provides quick uptake and improved plant response while the 5.4% ammonic nitrogen give sustained plant feeding.Use CAN17 for part or all of crop N needs.
Post-bloomRemaining half of 15-40 gals CAN17/acreImmediately available nitrate-nitrogen. Soluble calcium for fruit quality and firmness, reduced berry splitting, and disease resistance.Remaining 50% of N needs by fertigation or other means.

Conversion factors: Solution density (lbs/gal) = 12.7;  Nitrogen content (lbs N/gal) = 2.18;  Calcium content (lbs Ca/gal) = 1.12

Compatibility Sheet

The flexibility of CAN17 is unmatched. Wondering whether it will work with other products you apply to your crops? Download the CAN17 Compatibility Guide. Discover products that can be used with CAN17 so you can plan your product applications accordingly.

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