Castor oil cake
Castor oil cake
Castor oil cake - organic fertilizer. Castor oil cake is produce by crushing castor seeds in expeller to extract oil from it in a control temperature with help of steam. Castor oil cake is one of the most versatile natural manures.
Castor Oil Cake is rich in protein varies from 21% - 50%, but it cannot be used as cattle fodder because of its anti nutritional substances (toxic) such as ricin, ricine and an allergen, even at a very low level of inclusion.
Castor Oil 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 Oil cake brings to the floor as much nitrogen (N) as 1200 kg of cow dung. The Castor Oil cake has insecticidal properties and naturally pest repellent. It is can be used in organic farming.
Nutrient content of Castor Oil Cake:
Organic matter ~ 80%, Nitrogen ~ 4.50 to 6.00%, 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 Oil Cake is as follows:
Castor Oil Cake
Nitrogen 4% min
Phosphorous 1% min
Potassium 1% min
Moisture 12 % max
Oil Content 3.5% - 8%
Sand Silica 2.5% max
1. It provides all the major & minor nutrients necessary for better plant growth.
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 Oil 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 Oil Cake is also the fertilizer for turf and lawns.
When it is used as basic manure,