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Commodity profile - Coconut Cake
Botanical Name
General characterstics
Coconut cake is the residue left after the extraction of oil from copra which is mainly used as a cattle feed. Coconut cake contains 4-5 per cent oil, which is extracted by solvent extraction process. This oil is generally used for industrial purpose and de-oiled cake is used to make mixed cattle feed. There are a few such units in the country especially in Kerala.
Growing season  
Fertilizer application N(kg/hec) P(kg/hec) K(Kg/hec)
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Harvesting season  
Uses
1. Coconut cake is mainly used as a cattle feed.
Market moving factor
1.Pests and diseases incidence
2.International price movement especially in Indonesia and Philippines.
3.The supply-demand and price scenario of competitive oils, viz., palmoil.
4.Industry is highly specialized with more retail consumption and less number of institutional buyers. This restricts the flow of information to a few traders, who have developed the ability to influence the prices.
5.Though crop is available throughout the year, it follows a seasonal cycle with the production peaking after the monsoon.
 
 
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