2011) analyzed the performance of nine castor bean
cultivars in Londrina, Parana, including two hybrids (Savana and Iris), four varieties (IAC Guarany, IAC 80, IAC 226, and AL Guarany 2002) and three local varieties (Preta, Coti, and Sangue de Boi), and reported that the hybrids were more precocious than the varieties and that the cultivar IAC Guarany had the highest yield.
Farahani and Aref (2008) conducted an experiment in which castor bean
was treated with four nitrogen levels (0, 40, 80 and 120 kg ha-1) and showed that highest seed yield, biological yield and oil yield were achieved under application of 80 kg N ha-1, highest 1000 seed weight was received with 120 kg N ha-1.
Ricin is a protein located only in the castor bean
endosperm, which promotes cell death by inhibiting protein synthesis, leading to death or inhibition of rumen microorganisms, thus reducing food degradation (Oliveira et al.
The study involved the cultivation of castor bean
'BRS Energia' in two planting systems: monocropping and intercropping with peanut 'BR-1'.
For the formulation of aqueous extracts, castor bean
leaves were collected in experimental plantations of the University area, with plants in the vegetative stage.
Each predator couple was evaluated every 24 hours, with the supply of castor bean
pollen as food and the removal of the eggs.
In fact, in Mexico, castor beans
are used to make jewellery for tourists.
tested positive for ricin, a deadly toxin derived from castor beans
The aim of this study was to quantify the response of four varieties of castor bean
to pruning lateral branches.
In the sprawling farmlands surrounding Wolaytta district, 350 kilometres (215 miles) south of the capital, Addis Ababa, the thorny foliage of castor bean
stalks is slowly replacing the swaying maize fields most locals depended on.
There are the expected interlopers like yellow mustard, castor bean
and tree tobacco that draw frowns from native plant preservationists.
Lavender: repels fleas and moths Castor bean
plant: deters mice and moles (poisonous to humans)