calcium cyanamide


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calcium cyanamide

n.
A white or colorless crystalline solid, CaCN2, that is used as a fertilizer and weed killer and impairs ethanol metabolism in humans who are exposed to it. The presence of impurities can cause it to appear grayish-black.

calcium cyanamide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline compound formed by heating calcium carbide with nitrogen. It is important in the fixation of nitrogen and can be hydrolysed to ammonia or used as a fertilizer. Formula: CaCN2

cal′cium cyan′amide


n.
a gray-black powder, CaCN2, used as a fertilizer and herbicide.
[1905–10]
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This investigation was designed to compare biological management through nematophagous fungus Lecanicillium muscarium with chemical nematicides, Vydate, Basamid (G) and fertilizer, Calcium cyanamide through soil application to control sugar beet cyst nematodes Heterodera schachtii.
In this study, quicklime (900 kg/hm2), calcium cyanamide (375 kg/hm2) and microbial agents (210 kg/hm2) were applied to soil where tobacco was continuously planted for 6 years.
Changes in physico-chemical parameters during forced-aeration static-pile co-composting of cattle manure with calcium cyanamide, Jaurnal of Environmental Erigmeering and LafdscapeMfnagement 22(02): 125-1351.
Searching for new alternatives for budbreak, KUBOTA & MIYAMUKI (1992) verified that garlic paste applied to cane cut surfaces of 'Muscat of Alexandria' grapevines, immediately after pruning, was more efficient than calcium cyanamide (CaC[N.
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Three grams of Perlka (SKW, Trostberg, Germany), which is granulated calcium cyanamide, was applied to 1-wk-old wheat seedling plants grown in soil in 15-cm standard pots.
Normally, if the calcium cyanamide fertilizer were mistakenly applied to plants, they might turn yellow and die - or at least produce lower yields.
These studies were employed to compare the potential of the nematophagous fungus Lecanicillium muscarium and the chemical nematicides Vydate and Basamid (G) with the fertilizer calcium cyanamide in the control of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne hapla, through soil application under greenhouse conditions.
Calcium cyanamide and soil solarization for the control of Fusarium solani f.