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Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology

Integrated Nutrient Management, 1st Edition

By Zafar Abbas, Arvind Kumar, Anoop Kumar

Apple Academic Press

204 pages | 14 Color Illus.

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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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology

Agro-Techniques: Summary

Focus on Crop Production

Present Scenario of the Research

Methodology and Plan of Work

Data Tabulation and Analysis

Data Interpretation and Justification in Context to the Peanut Agriculture

Integrated Nutrient Management

Highlights of the Focus

Balanced Organic Nutrition Supplements in Peanut Crop Agro-Physiology

Present Scenario of the Research

Methodology and Plan of Work

Data Tabulation and Analysis

Conclusion: Crop Yield Potential

Index

About the Authors

Zafar Abbas, PhD, is a Senior Associate Professor and Chairman in the P. G. Department of Botany at G. F. College (M. J. P. Rohilkhand University) in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has 40 years of research experience in plant and crop physiology, with a specialization in plant nutrition. He has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. At present, eight PhD students have completed their doctorate degrees under his supervision. Dr. Abbas is life member and member of editorial boards of several Indian and foreign journals and societies, and he has authored a book and has published over 30 articles.

Arvind Kumar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Botany at the S.B. N. Degree College in Shahabad Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is the recipient of an R. G. N. Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission New Delhi. He has five years of teaching experience and has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. He has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Anoop Kumar, PhD, is a botany researcher in the Botany Department at GF College, Shahjahanpur, UP, India. Dr. Kumar has 10 years of research experience and has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. His research has focused on sugarcane nutrition. He has published 15 research papers. He received his PhD in Botany from M. J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General