Research on Groundnut by ICRISAT with Special Emphasis on Problems in Asia

McDonald, D and Nigam, S N (1989) Research on Groundnut by ICRISAT with Special Emphasis on Problems in Asia. In: Linking Grain legumes Research in Asia: Summary Proceedings of the regional Legumes network Coordinators’ Meeting, 15-17 Dec 1988, ICRISAT Center,Patancheru, India.

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Over the 10-year period from 1976 to 1986, groundnut production in Asia increased by about 6 million t, reflecting an average annual growth rate of 5%. Nearly half of this increase came from expansion of the area cultivated. Demand for groundnut in Asia is expected to increase at a compound rate of about 4% annually, and as the prospects for increasing the cultivated area are limited, it will be necessary to increase yield per unit area. Fortunately, there is considerable scope for increasing farmers' yields, as the present average yield of just over 1 t ha-1 dried pods is well below the potential 6 to 8 t ha-1 that can be achieved on research farms when yield constraints are removed...........

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 11:54
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 11:54
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