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close this bookBetter Farming Series 17 - Groundnuts (FAO - INADES, 1977, 40 p.)
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View the documentPreface
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?
View the documentHow to plough
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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View the documentWhat fertilizers to use
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close this folderCultivating
View the documentWhy cultivation is needed
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View the documentWhen to cultivate
View the documentProtect groundnuts from disease
close this folderHarvesting
View the documentWhen to harvest
View the documentHow to harvest
View the documentWhat to do after harvesting
View the documentStoring
View the documentMachines and animal power are very useful in growing groundnuts
View the documentCrop rotation
View the documentSuggested question paper

How to apply fertilizers

38. This is difficult. You must learn how to do it and pay careful attention.

The extension worker will teach you how to apply fertilizers correctly.

If you apply fertilizers with a fertilizer distributor attached to the seed drill or hoe, you must carefully set the distributor in such a way that the whole field gets fertilizer. You must watch the distributor to see that fertilizer always comes out, for the distributor may get blocked up by earth or weeds.

If you apply fertilizers by hand or by using a scoop, you must give fertilizer to each plant, and the same amount to each plant.

After you have spread your fertilizer, work it Into the soil with a hoe.

Always cultivate a few days after applying fertilizers.


Spread fertilizer along the row of groundnule, for the whole