Castor Farming: How is the cultivation of castor, which farmers are earning a profit of millions
Adarsh Tripathi, Hardoi | Edited by: Om Prakash
Aug 04, 2022 | 11:43 AM
Information is being given to farmers regarding the cultivation of very useful medicinal plants by the Department of Agriculture of North. We are talking about the cultivation of castor. It has been adopted by the farmers of Hardoi district. The horticulture department of the district is also engaged in taking farming and farming towards horticulture. Agriculture Director Dr. Nandkishore said that castor is cultivated for medicinal oil. The plant growing as a bush is a commercial profitable profit to the farmer.
Castor seeds come after the complete growth of the plant. In which up to 60 percent oil is found. This oil is used in varnish, cloth dyeing and soap etc. Its oil is used in stomach pain, digestion, massage of children, etc. as Ayurvedic medicine. At the same time, farmers use the cake received after extracting oil as organic manure. The special thing is that its oil does not freeze even at zero temperatures.
India is the third number of castor oil producing country in the world after China and Brazil. District Horticulture Inspector Hariom said that less fertile land is required for its cultivation. With proper drainage system in farming, the pH value of the soil should be between about 6. Its plants grow well in humid and dry climate. The plant growing at normal temperature grows rapidly. Its leaves are quite large. During the crop ripening, its plant requires rapid temperature. Castor oil is beneficial for preventing falling hair. By applying it, the hair becomes shiny. Its oil is also used as Ayurvedic medicine. Castor is being cultivated in many parts of India. India is a country to export large quantities of oil produced oil abroad. Market prices in different mandis are different from the castle. But the market lives with ups and downs from 54 hundred to 72 hundred.
castor oil is in great demand in China, Japan and America. Farmer Rambabu Tripathi said that after plowing the field, appropriate quantity of cow dung is added. Organic manure is completely introduced by plowing the field again. After that, water is made by applying water in the field. The field is then left to dry. After drying the field, it is again leveled by applying the land and putting it. After this, sulfur and gypsum are put in appropriate amounts.