Plant Science & Botany

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology
Integrated Nutrient Management

Zafar Abbas, PhD
Arvind Kumar, PhD
Anoop Kumar, PhD

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology

In production
Pub Date: January 2018
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886130
E-Book ISBN: 9781315166872
Pages: Approx 275p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 10 color and 7 b/w illustrations


Reviews
“Generates a vast pool of data and information on agrotechniques, which are always the bottleneck in improving productivity of any crop. . . The information presented in this book will prove useful to growers. The methodology used is robust. Very useful.”
—From the Foreword by Dr. Bir Pal Singh, Central Potato Research Institute, Indian Counsel of Agricultural Research


Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management focuses on agricultural techniques and integrated nutrient management of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Peanuts are the second most important oil crop of India, occupying 5.7 million hectares, with an average production of 0.8 ton/ha, which is 23.5% of the India’s total oil seed production. Worldwide annual production of shelled peanuts was 42 million metric tons in 2014. It is the world’s 4th most important source of edible oil and the 3rd most important source of vegetable protein.

The volume includes basic and advanced information on production, agrotechniques, and integrated nutrient management of Arachis hypogaea L. crop plant. It studies the physiology of the peanut, looking at the proper environmental conditions for optimal growth as well as under various subnormal conditions. It explores the methods of nitrogen application as well as the influence of different sowing dates and population densities to harvest its full yield potential. The book covers methods to achieve balanced nutrition, including using organic manures in groundnut farming to enhance yielding ability.

The book will be a rich resource for those in agriculture, horticulture, and allied sciences, particularly for agricultural scientists in plant and crop physiology, agronomy, and soil science. Farm owners and managers of peanut crops and production will also benefit from the information provided in this volume.

Key features:

  • Provides an overview of aspects of the the peanut crop’s agro-physiology for subtropical agroclimatic zones of the world
  • Defines the problems and impact of nitrogen nutrition, dates of sowing, and population density (seed rates) on growth and developmental processes
  • Emphasizes the process of leaf nutrient (NPK) content at different growth stages and their soil-plant interrelationships
  • Concentrates on different growth and yield parameters
  • Includes balanced nutrition guides and integrated with organic manures (pressmmud compost) management in peanut crop production

CONTENTS:
Preface

Chapter 1: Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology
1.1: Agro-Techniques: Summary
1.2: Focus on Crop Production
1.3: Present Scenario of the Research
1.4: Methodology and Plan of Work
1.5 Data ​T​​​​abulation and ​A​nalysis
1.6: Data Interpretation and Justification in Context to the Peanut Agriculture

Chapter 2: Integrated Nutrient Management
2.1: Highlights of the Focus
2.2: Balanced Organic Nutrition Supplements in Peanut Crop Agro-Physiology
2.3: Present Scenario of the Research
2.4: Methodology and Plan of Work
2.5: Data Tabulation and Analysis
2.6: Conclusion: Crop Yield Potential

References
Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Zafar Abbas, PhD
Senior Associate Professor and Chairman, P. G. Department of Botany, G. F. College (M. J. P. Rohilkhand University), Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Zafar Abbas, PhD, is current a Senior Associate Professor and Chairman in the P. G. Department of Botany at G. F. College (M. J. P. Rohilkhand University) in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has 40 years of research experience in plant and crop physiology, with a specialization in plant nutrition. He has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. At present, eight PhD students have completed their doctorate degrees under his supervision. Dr. Abbas is life member and member of editorial boards of several Indian and foreign journals and societies, and he has authored a book and has published over 30 articles.

Arvind Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Botany, S.B. N. Degree College, Shahabad Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Arvind Kumar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Botany at the S.B. N. Degree College in Shahabad Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is the recipient of an R. G. N. Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission New Delhi. He has five years of teaching experience and has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. He has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Anoop Kumar, PhD
Botany Researcher, Botany Department, GF College, Shahjahanpur, UP, India

Anoop Kumar, PhD, is a botany researcher in the Botany Department at GF College, Shahjahanpur, UP, India. Dr. Kumar has 10 years of research experience and has attended several national and international seminars and conferences. His research has focused on sugarcane nutrition. He has published 15 research papers. He received his PhD in Botany from M. J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.




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