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Castor De Oiled Cake (Castor Meal)
Castor De Oiled Cake - Organic Fertilizer
De-oiled castor cake is also called castor meal, castor cake, castor
residue or castor extract.
Castor meal - the residue obtained from castor oil cake by the solvent
extraction process - is one of the most versatile natural manures. It is
truly organic manure which enhances the fertility of the soil without
causing any damage or decay. It is enriched with the three big elements
vital and conducive to the proper growth of crops - Nitrogen, Phosphorus
and Potassium. It also has traces of nutrients like Manganese, Zinc and
Copper, thus making it a balanced fertilizer. Moreover, it helps to
neutralize the detrimental effects of chemical fertilizers. Apart from
their contribution to Nutrients, they have a number of benefits in
agriculture, which none of the synthetic fertilizers or pesticides can
offer. They bring in the wonderful molecules that nature has designed to
help the plants flourish naturally. They provide slow and steady
nourishment, stimulation, protection from soil nematodes and insects,
improve yields, and quality of product like taste, flavor, amino acid
The protein content of castor seed meal varies from 21% - 60%, It has an
ideal amino acid profile with moderately high Cystine, mithionine, and
isoleucine. But its anti nutritional substances, ricin, ricine and an
allergen restrict its use in poultry feed, even at a very low level of
Castor De Oiled Cake is an excellent fertilizer because of high content of
Nitrogen, Phosphoric Acid and Potash and moisture retention and it is also
the prominent organic fertilizer can be used to as alternatives to
chemical fertilizer. It is simple manure, which acts progressively that
encourages soil microbial activity. 100 kg of castor De Oiled cake brings
to the floor as much nitrogen (N) as 1000 kg of cow dung. The castor De
Oiled cake has insecticidal properties and naturally pest repellent. It is
can be used in organic farming.
This natural fertilizer being an environment friendly product is used all
over the world. France uses this fertilizer for grape plantations done to
produce wine. Other countries importing de-oiled cake are Germany,
Switzerland and Taiwan.
It is also used as fuel in boilers as it has high calorific value than
other fuels like lignite and coal and is also economical.
Nutrient content of Castor De Oiled Cake:
Organic matter ~ 80 %, Nitrogen ~ 4.00 to 8.00 %, Phosphorous ~ 1.50 %,
Potassium ~ 1.50 %.
It also contains some micro nutrients viz., Calcium, Magnesium, Sulphur,
Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper etc.
A typical composition of castor residue/meal is as follows:
Castor De Oiled Cake
Nitrogen - 4% min.
Phosphorous - 1% min.
Potassium - 1% min.
Moisture - 12 % max.
Oil Content - 0.5% max.
Sand Silica - 2% max
1. It provides all the major & minor nutrients necessary for better plant
2. It also helps in increasing the nutrient uptake by plants.
3. It improves the soil fertility and productivity.
4. It is known to protect the plants from nematodes and termites.
5. It improves the yield & quality of the farm produce.
6. It improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil.
7. It has insecticidal properties and naturally pest repellent.
Mode of use
Castor De Oiled Cake fits for any type of soil, with its high content of
organic matter. Sunray International recommends this manure for all kind
of crops. Castor De Oiled Cake is also the fertilizer for turf and lawns.
When it is used as basic manure, Castor De Oiled Cake is taken by
spreading on the soil 10 to 15 days before planting. When used as a
fertilizer for maintenance, it is spread to the surface, slightly hidden
if possible, and lightly watered if necessary.
Castor De Oiled Cake contains a substance (ricin) is particularly toxic
for oral ingestion. Avoid putting it into piles and keep the bag away from
50 Kg PP/HDPE Export worthy Bag.
Minimum Order: 18 metric tons
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