Calcium Cyanamide Fertiliser; Use in vegetables

Calcium Cyanamide Fertiliser, also known as nitrolime, has been used in Germany as a slow release nitrogen and calcium fertiliser with liming e ect for over 100 years. It was introduced into Australia by the German manufacturer Alzchemie AG Germany ( in 1996.

Calcium cyanamide can be used:

  • As a non acidifying, slow release nitrogen fertiliser
  • To reduce soil borne disease pressure
  • To control weeds that have just germinated
  • To break down organic matter such as crop residues or compost ingredients.

This fact sheet explains how Calcium Cyanamide Fertiliser works, how to use it in vegetables and how to handle and store it safely.