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Ecology: Castor is a hardy crop which survives in a wide range of ecology. Basically castor grows throughout the warm-temperate and tropical regions, and flourishes under varieties of climate conditions that its range cannot easily be defined. It grows almost anywhere land is available. RDM Exports is the best Castor Oil Seeds Exporters & Traders in India
Agronomic: practices Castor grows in all kinds of soils but prefers a well-drained moisture retentive soil like clayey and sandy loam. The most important factor in fertility level is the supply of N to the soil. The amount requires depends on the soil organic matter contents. Insufficient nitrogen results in reduced seed yields. Excessive nitrogen results in extensive and heavy vegetative growth with non-significant increase in yields.
Harvestingand Seed storage: Harvesting normally begins when the capsules are completely dried, but where shattering castor types are cultivated among the peasant farmers, un-dried physiological matured capsules are harvested and dried to avoid losses. The harvest of capsules is done manually by the peasant farmers. Commercial planting of dwarf hybrid types of castor are usually fully mechanized with mechanical harvester which also removes seed from capsules (Weiss, 1983). The unbroken seeds, free of foreign materials, are stored under low moisture contents. The cracked seeds extrude oil that cause melting together of the seeds over time and adversely affect the seeding germination of intact seed through reducing water imbibitions due to presence of oil on the seed coat. Seeds are usually stored at less than 6% moisture contents. The seeds can be store from 2 – 7 years depending on varieties.
Conclusion and Recommendations: Castor oil plant is a typical golden crop which stands out as a strategic commodity for varieties of industries and nations. Its oil is strategic to USA national security. Its production contributes millions of dollars to India, China and Brazil economy. Indeed, castor is seen as an ideal candidate for agricultural revenue-generating produce which has the potential to become the premier vegetable oil plant across the globe, generating thousands of jobs for African youth and women. The local and international markets are guaranteed. Its oil has proven excellent performance for production of high value products in industrial world. Buy from the best in class Castor Oil Seeds Exporters & Traders in India.