Improving cultivation of groundnuts

Nigam, S N and Jordan, D L and Janila, P (2018) Improving cultivation of groundnuts. In: Achieving sustainable cultivation of grain legumes, Volume 2 Improving cultivation of particular grain legumes. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science . Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, pp. 1-25. ISBN 9781786761408

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Groundnut (also known as peanut) (Arachis hypogaea L.), a native of South America, has often been referred to as an unpredictable legume in the past (Gregory and Gregory, 1979; Hammons, 1994). The genus Arachis contains 81 described species, categorized into nine taxonomic sections, and includes both diploids and tetraploids belonging to either annual or perennial type. The classification is based on morphology, geographical distribution and cross-compatibility among the species (Valls and Simpson, 2005). The only cultivated groundnut, Arachis hypogaea L., is further divided into two sub-species ‘hypogaea’ and ‘fastigata’ based on the branching pattern and the distribution of vegetative and reproductive axes. Although it has been known to humankind for many centuries, its commercial cultivation started only in early 1900, when it began receiving research attention...

Item Type: Book Section
Series Name: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut, cultivation, crop improvement, groundnut production
Subjects: Others > Crop Improvement
Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 10:19
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