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close this bookBetter Farming Series 17. Groundnuts (FAO Better Farming series, 1977, 40 p.)
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View the documentWhy groundnuts are grown
Open this folder and view contentsChoosing seeds
View the documentChoosing the land
Open this folder and view contentsMarking out the boundaries of the field
Open this folder and view contentsTilling
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View the documentProtect groundnuts from disease
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View the documentMachines and animal power are very useful in growing groundnuts
View the documentCrop rotation
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Protect groundnuts from disease

42. The disease which most often attacks groundnuts is called rosette.

This disease is carried by small insects which prick the leaves.

There is a product that kills these insects. But this product costs too much; the expense would not be repaid by the harvest.

43. You can protect your groundnuts in other ways.

- Sow rosette- resistant varieties;

- Sow at the right momentthen, the plants will be strong by the time the disease arrives;

- Cultivate oftenlike this you let the air into the soil and remove the weeds, so that air can circulate better among the leaves;

- Apply fertilizersthese make the plants strong;

- Never grow groundnuts two years running on the same field.