Castor Seed


Castor plant (Ricinus communis) is grown in arid and semi-arid regions. It is cultivated in 30 different countries on a commercial scale, of which India, China, Brazil, Russia, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Philippines are major castor seed growing countries which accounts for about 88% of the world’s production. In India it is a Kharif crop, sowing in July-August and arrivals from December onwards till March. Gujarat is the chief producing state, having a share of 86% of domestic production, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. Bag packed of castor seed contains 75kg by weight.

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Uses of Kapas
– Lint obtained from Kapas is majorly used for manufacturing of yarn and for export purpose
– Demand of Kapas is gradually increasing with the increase in textile industry and importers of cotton from India.
– On the other hand seed obtained from Kapas goes for crushing which in turn produces cotton seed oil cake and cotton oil.

Factors influencing the price
– Weather condition in cotton producing areas especially at sowing, flowering and harvesting stage
– Demand of lint from textile industry
– Demand for Cotton seed from crushing industry
– Demand for Cotton Seed Oil Cake from farmers, dairy and feed industry
– Price movement in Cotton bales & Cotton seed
– International production of Cotton.


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