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Rainfall requirement in Groundnut

Rainfall requirement in Groundnut

Adequate and well distributed rainfall during the growing season, especially during flowering, pegging and pod formation stages, is essential for maximum yield and quality of groundnut.

Groundnut is grown in areas receiving 600 to 1500 mm of rainfall. However, the crop can be grown successfully with a rainfall of 1250 mm.

The amount of rainfall required:

  • Pre-sowing operations (preparatory cultivation)               100 mm
  • Sowing                                                                               150 mm
  • Flowering and pod development                                        400-500 mm

The groundnut crop cannot stand:

  • Frost for long
  • Severe drought
  • Water stagnation.

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