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.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 504 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Generates a vast pool of data and information on agrotechniques, which are always the bottleneck in improving productivity of any crop. . . The information presented in this book will prove useful to growers. The methodology used is robust. Very useful."
-From the Foreword by Dr. Bir Pal Singh, Central Potato Research Institute, Indian Counsel of Agricultural Research
"Provides a detailed account of the various factors responsible for the varying production of groundnut, and the protection technologies chosen for the development of short duration high-yielding varieties. In addition, the role of integrated nutrient management and organic manure in the enhanced production of groundnut is also highlighted. I congratulate the editors for their extensive research work in generating the useful data required for groundnut production at the local level. The suggested technologies may solve the malnutrition problem among the large vegetarian population and also be a source of income generation for farmers. The book is useful for the students, academicians, researchers, and scientist interested in the agronomy, horticulture, plant physiology and soil science. Moreover, it is also useful for the stockholders-farmers and agricultural planners interested in boosting the yield of the groundnut."
- Dr. Mohd. Sayeed Akhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Gandhi Faiz-e-Aam College,
Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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