Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management

Zafar Abbas, Arvind Kumar, Anoop Kumar

April 9, 2018 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 204 Pages - 14 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781771886130 - CAT# N11950

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Features

  • Provides an overview of aspects of the the peanut crop’s agro-physiology for subtropical agroclimatic zones of the world
  • Defines the problems and impact of nitrogen nutrition, dates of sowing, and population density (seed rates) on growth and developmental processes
  • Emphasizes the process of leaf nutrient (NPK) content at different growth stages and their soil-plant interrelationships
  • Concentrates on different growth and yield parameters
  • Includes balanced nutrition guides and integrated with organic manures (pressmmud compost) management in peanut crop production

Summary

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management focuses on agricultural techniques and integrated nutrient management of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Peanuts are the second most important oil crop of India, occupying 5.7 million hectares, with an average production of 0.8 ton/ha, which is 23.5% of the India’s total oil seed production. Worldwide annual production of shelled peanuts was 42 million metric tons in 2014. It is the world’s 4th most important source of edible oil and the 3rd most important source of vegetable protein.

The volume includes basic and advanced information on production, agrotechniques, and integrated nutrient management of Arachis hypogaea L. crop plant. It studies the physiology of the peanut, looking at the proper environmental conditions for optimal growth as well as under various subnormal conditions. It explores the methods of nitrogen application as well as the influence of different sowing dates and population densities to harvest its full yield potential. The book covers methods to achieve balanced nutrition, including using organic manures in groundnut farming to enhance yielding ability.

The book will be a rich resource for those in agriculture, horticulture, and allied sciences, particularly for agricultural scientists in plant and crop physiology, agronomy, and soil science. Farm owners and managers of peanut crops and production will also benefit from the information provided in this volume.