Using selected seeds
10. It is not enough to choose good seeds and to disinfect them.
If you want a very good harvest, you must also use seeds from
Ask the extension services for selected seeds, for the best
Seeds from selected varieties produce better groundnuts:
- groundouts that contain more protein, and are there fore more
- groundnuts that contain more oil, and are therefore better for
the oil mills.
Selected varieties resist disease better.
In the humid regions, for example, certain varieties are
resistant to rosette.
Selected varieties are more adaptable to climate. Some varieties
ripen in 3 months; others in 5 months.
11. If the rainy season is long, it is best to sow groundnuts
that ripen in 5 months, long- season groundnuts. If the rainy season is short,
it is best to sow groundnuts that ripen in 3 months, short- season groundouts.
In places where there are two rainy seasons, it is possible to
grow two crops a year - for instance, a groundnut crop first and then a cotton
crop. (See diagram on following page.)
Is possible to grow two crops a