Groundnut - Planting

A row spacing of 60 cm and 10cm between stations is recommended for both seed and commercial crops, with a seed rate of 80 kg/ha of shelled nuts. This gives an optimum plant population of 130,000 plants per hectare. The optimum date of planting is late November to early December and the crop matures in about 130-140 days after planting.

The crop is often grown in mixed cultivation systems and sometimes in pure stands. For seed production purposes, a pure stand is recommended. Light surface cultivation, involving mounding or earthing up should be done in order to avoid capping shortly after flowering. This operation is vital as it facilitates the easy penetration of the gynophones into the soil.


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Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Roguing | Harvesting | Field Inspection

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province