Groundnut its nutrition and fertilizer responses in India

Kanwar, J S and Nijhawan, H L and Raheja, S K (1983) Groundnut its nutrition and fertilizer responses in India. Indian Council of Agriultural Research, New Delhi, India.

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THE cultivated groundnut Arachis l~ypogaea L, originated in South America and is now grown in 82 countries in the world and India is the largest producer of the crop. India, China, Nigeria, USA and Senegal account for four-fifths of the world's groundnut production. Groundnut was introduced in India in the 16th century. The area under the crop, however, was rather small till the beginning of the present century. being around one lakh hectares. It increased progressively to 6 lakh hectares by the end of the First World War and to 45 lakh hectares by 1950..........

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 04:52
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Acknowledgement: WB are grateful to Dr D. Singh, Director, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, for providing data pertaining to experiments under the All-India Co-ordinated Agronomic Research Project as well as those under National Index of Agricultural Field Experiments. The credit is also given to hundreds of scientists all over the country who have contributed these data. The authors are responsible only for compilation and interpretation of the data and making the results available to the readers. We wish to thank Shri N. K. Ohri, Shri D. L. Ahuja and Shri G. S. Bassi of IASRI for technical help in the analyses and tabulations of the data. Our thanks are due to Shri Ashok Kumar of IASRI and Shri P. Subrahmanyam of ICRISAT for typing of the manuscript and bringing it in the final form. The help given by Shri S. A. R. Younus of ICRISAT in making the graphs and Shri Shreeram Yadav and Shri T. C. Jain of ICRISAT Library in preparing the bibliography is also acknowledged.
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