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close this bookBetter Farming Series 17 - Groundnuts (FAO - INADES, 1977, 40 p.)
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View the documentWhy groundnuts are grown
close this folderChoosing seeds
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View the documentHow to choose good seeds
View the documentDisinfecting seeds
View the documentUsing selected seeds
View the documentHow to know whether seeds are good
View the documentChoosing the land
close this folderMarking out the boundaries of the field
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View the documentHow to calculate the area of a field
close this folderTilling
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View the documentWhy till the soil before sowing?
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close this folderSowing
View the documentWhen to sow
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View the documentWhat is the correct spacing?
close this folderApplying fertilizers
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close this folderCultivating
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View the documentProtect groundnuts from disease
close this folderHarvesting
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View the documentStoring
View the documentMachines and animal power are very useful in growing groundnuts
View the documentCrop rotation
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How to plough

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.


Conventional ploughing

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