|Better Farming Series 17 - Groundnuts (FAO - INADES, 1977, 40 p.)|
|Why groundnuts are grown|
|How to choose good seeds|
|Using selected seeds|
|How to know whether seeds are good|
|Choosing the land|
|Marking out the boundaries of the field|
|How to calculate the area of a field|
|Why till the soil before sowing?|
|How to plough|
|When to sow|
|How to sow|
|What is the correct spacing?|
|What fertilizers to use|
|How to apply fertilizers|
|Why cultivation is needed|
|How to cultivate|
|When to cultivate|
|Protect groundnuts from disease|
|When to harvest|
|How to harvest|
|What to do after harvesting|
|Machines and animal power are very useful in growing groundnuts|
|Suggested question paper|
22. Make a first furrow with the plough across the whole length of the field.
Make a first furrow with the plough
At the end of the field, turn.
Make a second furrow alongside the first. The second strip of ploughed field joins the first. After that, keep turning around the double strip of ploughed field. This is conventional ploughing. If the field is very long, you have to turn less often; ploughing is quicker. Now the field is well ploughed.
23. Ploughing often does not leave the soil flat. There are clods of earth. These clods of earth are broken up with a harrow.
Ploughing often does not leave the soil flat
If you do not have a harrow, you can let an animal draw big branches over the field to crush the clods.
Animal draw big branches over the field to crush the clods