Most calcium ammonium nitrate is used as a fertilizer. Fertilizer grade CAN contains roughly 8% calcium and 21-27% nitrogen. CAN is preferred for use on acid soils, as it acidifies soil less than many common nitrogen fertilizers. It is also used in place of ammonium nitrate where ammonium nitrate is banned.
Cure Chem Zambia's agricultural chemicals department is one of their fastest growing departments. The company has registered several insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in partnership with their supplier Messrs United Phosphorus of India, a leading global producer of generic crop protection products and other chemicals.