Positive Outlook for Castor Seed

Castor seed futures on NCDEX ended high during the end of last week. Most active April contracts rallied higher to end the week at Rs. 4561 per quintal as against the previous week’s closing of Rs. 4280 per quintal.castoroil-seed

A fall in supply across major markets and rise in demand from domestic traders led to a rally in prices. Domestic crushers increased the purchase in anticipation of rise in export demand for castor oil and castor meal.

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Origine by Diam Launched across Europe

Closure Company Diam Bouchage has unveiled a sustainable version of its Diam closure range in Europe. Named Origine, the technology uses food grade castor oil as the binding agent with microspheres produced from beeswax. The new Origine technology will be used to produce standard corks.diam

This new technology has been designed for producers looking for an option of higher OTR and those looking for sustainable options.

The new technology offers higher oxygen permeability, while providing the same structural guarantee when compared to the other products in the same range.

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Castor Seed Price Weekly Report: Mar 14 – Mar 18, 2017

CastorOil.in brings you the weekly report of castor seed price at Bombay Commodities Exchange.

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Last week, the prices of castor seeds increased throughout the week and was Rs. 4135/quintal at the end of the week.

This week, the market started with a high price and increased throughout the week.

Price Date Rupees Per Quintal
14 Mar 4135
15 Mar 4175
16 Mar 4210
18 Mar 4525

castor seed prices - 14 - 18 mar, 17

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Castor Seed Price Weekly Report: Mar 06 – Mar 10, 2017

CastorOil.in brings you the weekly report of castor seed price at Bombay Commodities Exchange.

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Last week, the prices of castor seeds increased throughout the week and was Rs. 3975/quintal at the end of the week.

This week, the market started with a high price and increased throughout the week.

Price Date Rupees Per Quintal
06 Mar 4090
08 Mar 4120
09 Mar 4100
10 Mar 4135

castor seed price weekly report - mar 6 - 10, 17

 

Castorseed Futures Surge by Rs 57 Per Quintal

Castor seed prices flared up by Rupees 57 to Rs. 4337 per quintal in futures trading at the beginning of this week. This was due to the participants, creating huge positions, tracking a firm trend at the spot markets on strong demand. castoroil-seed

At the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange, castorseed for delivery in April climbed Rs 57 or 1.33 per cent to Rs 4,337 per quintal, with an open interest of 1,00,740 lots.

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Natural Riches’ Pure Cold Pressed Castor Oil gets USDA Certification

Natural Riches’ pure cold pressed castor oil has received USDA certification for eyelashes growth serum. The product is hexane free, boosts the length and thickness of eyelashes and eyebrows.castor-oil-800067

Castor oil is loaded with vitamin E, minerals and proteins and has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Furthermore, it is rich in omega 9 fatty acids, which are essential for proper hair and follicle nourishment and can stimulate hair growth and re-growth. Also, it has the ability to thicken the eyelashes and eyebrows.

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Castor Seed Price Weekly Report: Feb 28 – Mar 03, 2017

CastorOil.in brings you the weekly report of castor seed price at Bombay Commodities Exchange.

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Last week, the prices of castor seeds decreased throughout the week and was Rs. 3825/quintal at the end of the week.

This week, the market started with a high price and increased throughout the week.

Price Date Rupees Per Quintal
28 Feb 3865
01 Mar 3900
02 Mar 3950
03 Mar 3975

Castor Seed Price Weekly Report: Feb 28 – Mar 03, 2017

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Organic Cultivation Boosts Castor Crop Yield

New cultivation technique boosts castor crop yield in Gujarat.

Gujarat based castor farmer has used organic fertilizers for castor crop cultivation and has reaped nearly six to eight tons of crop compared to four tons by others, with minimal amount being spent. He hopes that organic cultivation will help him reap atleast 20 quintals of castor seeds by the end of the season.castor

Initially the farmer had experimented this technique with a variety of paddy and had success. Later he tried the technique with castor crop and cultivated Palem Hybrid Castor EI-111 variety after consultation with the scientists in that region and now he has succeeded.

Agriculture department officials have predicted good price for the organically cultivated castor oil in the market. Government has allotted funds exclusively for vermicompost units to enable farmers cut costs and earn profits.  These have enabled more farmers to shift to natural farming.

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New Farming Methods Attract Castor Cultivation among Farmers

Castor cultivation which had lost interest among farmers since 2012 is now attracting farmers with new farming methods and cropping patterns. Castor cultivation was at its peak during 2010-11 due to high castor seed prices at around Rs. 6200 per quintal. The crop had become the most preferred for the kharif sowing.

But during 2012, as the prices started falling, the castor cultivation decreased and since then it has been decreasing, with prices of castor seed falling to Rs. 3325 – Rs. 3400 per quintal.

To increase castor yield and attract farmers, SEA started a Castor Yield Increase Programme where around 60 farmers and scientists of Dantiwada Agricultural University joined. The main objective was to reduce the use of water, pesticides, fertilizers and cut costs while raising the yield by changing the cropping pattern.castor-seeds_10421148_250x250

The new cropping pattern has attracted farmers as the castor seed yields have doubled. The Dantiwada Agriculture University has provided GCH 7, a new hybrid variety of castor seeds, free of cost to farmers.

SEA has also planned the pilot project to five districts of Gujarat and Rajasthan by including more farmers.

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