Unique castor bean varieties.
Novel agro-technical solutions.

About

We are Casterra

Casterra aims to industrialize castor cultivation to allow a steady and stable supply of castor grains to the castor oil value chain.

Casterra is employing advanced breeding technologies using unparalleled genetics knowledge to breeding stable castor varieties that can be cultivated using mechanized agro-technical practices.

Castor oil is used by a variety of industries, such as polymers for the plastic industry, electronics, cosmetics, automotive and aerospace industries.

While traditional supply of castor oil originates mainly from a traditional farming, implementing manual seeding and harvesting, this is now changing. Casterra is leading the change in the castor industry, turning castor crop into an industrialized single-season crop.

By developing proprietary castor seeds varieties, with unique cost-effective machinery solutions for harvesting and dehulling, Casterra is securing all seasons continuous supply of castor grains (raw material) to the crashing plants and hence aiming to reduce its price volatility.

Casterra is a fully-owned subsidiary of Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN), a leading computational biology company.

Solutions

Modernized Castor from Seed to Grain

Superior varieties development
Seed
production
Castor growth protocol
Mechanical
harvest
Proprietary dehulling machine
High value castor grains

Superior varieties
development

Seed
production

Castor growth
protocol

Mechanical
harvest

Proprietary dehulling
machine

High value
castor grains

Casterra’s solutions include:

  • Proprietary castor varieties with high grade of oil content
  • Varieties adaptation programs for new territories
  • Short life cycle that best fits the farmer crop rotation method
  • Full mechanical solutions for modernized cropping – fast moving harvesting machine and high capacity dehulling machine while keeping high quality standards.
  • Fully dedicated team, with accumulated +20 years of international experience in Castor
  • Target market- Active mainly in Latin America with strong partners from the castor oil industry.

Products and Services

Casterra’s full crop solution

Castor Varieties

EVF712
EVF716
EVF701

Mechanical Harvest

Casterra’s mechanical harvesting machine, tailored to harvest castor varieties, offers a leading cost-effective castor harvesting solution.
This mechanical harvesting machine has been developed in collaboration with FANTINI, a leading mechanical manufacturer.

Grains Dehulling

Casterra’s proprietary dehulling machine has been designed and developed by Casterra’s technical team. This unique machine offers high capacity and grain’s cleaning level in the market.

technology

Using innovation everywhere

Castor Varieties

  • Casterra leverages Evogene’s plant genomic capabilities, GeneRator AI, under exclusive license, to develop proprietary, high-yield & high oil content Castor varieties.
  • Casterra has developed its unique growth protocols and customer service to maximize the production in the field

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Harvesting

Casterra, in collaboration with Fantini S.r.l., a leading manufacturer and distributor company specialized in agricultural mechanization, has developed a unique harvesting header, that best fit with its Castor varieties.

The commercial header, which is supplied exclusively to our customers, has many advantages, such as:

– High capacity, up to 50 ha/day
– Extremly low loss, Les then 7%
– Can be assembled on any standard grain combine
– Easy to maintain, cost effective operation
– Accompanied by our joint technical team with Fantini.

In collaboration with

Dehulling

This proprietary, patent-allowed, dehulling machine is a result of the integration of accumulated worldwide knowhow of Casterra’s team combined with top international experts in seed/grain dehulling.
The advantages of the machine:
– Higher % of clean grains
– Low % of broken grains
– High uniformity

Castor Varieties

  • Casterra leverages Evogene’s plant genomic capabilities, GeneRator AI, under exclusive license, to develop proprietary, high-yield & high oil content Castor varieties.
  • Casterra has developed its unique growth protocols and customer service to maximize the production in the field
 

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Harvesting

Casterra, in collaboration with Fantini S.r.l., a leading manufacturer and distributor company specialized in agricultural mechanization, has developed a unique harvesting header, that best fit with its Castor varieties.

The commercial header, which is supplied exclusively to our customers, has many advantages, such as:

– High capacity, up to 50 ha/day
– Extremly low loss, Les then 7%
– Can be assembled on any standard grain combine
– Easy to maintain, cost effective operation
– Accompanied by our joint technical team with Fantini.

In collaboration with

Dehulling

This proprietary, patent-allowed, dehulling machine is a result of the integration of accumulated worldwide knowhow of Casterra’s team combined with top international experts in seed/grain dehulling.

The advantages of the machine:
– Higher % of clean grains
– Low % of broken grains
– High uniformity

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