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Groundnut Soils

groundnut soils-telangana region

 Groundnut grows best in deep, well-drained soils with a sandy or very loose surface layer.


     If the moist soil is rubbed between the index finger and the thumb should not form a ribbon but should fall apart easily. Such soil is best for groundnut crop (Fig.).


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Groundnut soil

Experiments were conducted over 2 years during the dry season of 2002 (June-September) and wet season of 2002-2003 (December-March) at Regional Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Vridhachalam, India, to study the influence of two colors of polyethylene film mulch (black and white polyethylene film mulch), herbicides (Fluchloralin at 1.0 kg/ha and no herbicide application), and three plant geometries [30 x 10 cm, 20 x 20 cm (two seeds/hill), and 20 x 15 cm] on soil properties, growth, and yield of groundnut.

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