Obtaining Sustainable Higher Groundnut Yields: Principles and Practices of Cultivation. Information Bulletin No. 71

Nigam, S N and Aruna, R and Giri, D Y and Rao, G V R and Reddy, A G S (2006) Obtaining Sustainable Higher Groundnut Yields: Principles and Practices of Cultivation. Information Bulletin No. 71. Technical Report. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics , Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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The information given in this publication has been obtained from several research publications, books and extension bulletins. All the sources of information are gratefully acknowledged. The authors express their appreciation to Dr KL Sahrawat, Visiting Scientist, ICRISAT, India; Dr MS Basu, Director, National Research Centre for Groundnut, Junagadh, India; Dr Liao Boshou, National Coordinator (Groundnut), Oil Crops Research Institute, Wuhan, China; and Dr TY Reddy, Principal Scientist, Agricultural Research Station, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Anantapur, India, for their valuable comments on a draft of the manuscript. We acknowledge the support of Mr T Ravindra Kumar in keying in the document.


With a few exceptions, groundnut productivity in most developing countries continues to be low. Although many high-yielding varieties have been released, their full potential is not realized in the absence of appropriate crop management practices. General agronomic recommendations are broad based and do not help much because of large variation in soil characteristics and nutrient status and other agroecological factors across groundnut fields. This bulletin discusses the underlying principles of various aspects of crop cultivation to encourage farmers to develop their own package of cultivation practices suitable to their fields and needs. It also provides information on groundnut cultivation under polythene mulch, which has resulted in 20–50% increase in groundnut productivity in China and on a seed production method to build self-reliance in the seed of improved groundnut varieties.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 13:10
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 13:10
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3217
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