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Groundnut (मूंगफली)

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Over 2500 years ago, Indian farmers had discovered and begun farming many spices and sugarcane. It was in India, between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, that the Persians, followed by the Greeks, discovered the famous “reeds that produce honey without bees? being grown.

Groundnut (मूंगफली)

Groundnut मूंगफली is a crucial oil seed plant appropriate for cultivation in exotic areas of the globe. Groundnut is the third largest oil seed created in the world and second largest in India. India occupies the second position in regards to production and first in terms of area.

Although, the groundnut plant is adaptable for vast climatic disorders, it needs 16 to 20 degree Celsius for germination, a long and warm and comfortable expanding period extends blooming. High temperature levels result in the best efficiency in terms of length of the stem, number of blossoms and number of capsules.

Peanut Farming (Groundnut): India is the second largest producer of Peanuts next to China in Asia. (एशिया में चीन के बाद  भारत मूँगफली का दूसरा सबसे बड़ा उत्पादक देश है।)


Groundnut Farming states in india




Yields 1,150 kg of pods/ha under rainfed conditions with 48.1% oil


Yields 1,950 kg of pods/ha with 50.0% oil


Yields 1,650kg of pods/ha with 54.4% oil. Testa varigated


Yields 1,450kg of pods/ha with 46.6% oil.


Yields 1,500kg of pods/ha with 47.4% oil.





Yields 1,000-1,200 kg of pods/ha with 50% oil 


Yields 1,200-1,300 kg of pods/ha with 50% oil




Yields 1,250kg of pods/hah with 50% oil


Yields 900kg of pods/ha with 47% oil. Preferred as a stable variety

'Karad 4-11'

Yields 1,700kg of pods/ha with 48% oil.

Improved Small Japan

Yields 830kg of pods/ha with 50% oil.Mature in 95 days.


Madhya Pradesh

KG-61-240 (Jyothi)

Yields 2,650kg of pods/ha with 53.3% oil


Yields 2,000kg of pods/ha with 49.5%oil. Early maturing type with 3-4 seeded pods


Yields 1,120kg of pods/ha with 47.1% oil.




Yields 1,500kg of pods/ha with 49% oil. Widely adapted


Yields 1,700kg of pods/ha with 48% oil. Moderately resistant to tibba


Yields 1,600kg of pods/ha with 49.5% oil.


Yields 3,000kg of pods/ha with 49.5% oil. Bold-seeded and moderately resistant to tibba


The crop matures in 95-105 days and bears 35-40 pods per plant. About 40 kg of seeds are required for sowing in an acre.

Area of Cultivation:

Groundnut is expanding the cultivation in the Spring Season. It requires a long and warm growing season. For growing the groundnut, most favorable conditions is well distributed rainfall at least 50 cm for growing season.Proper sunlight and relatively warm temperatures must for cultivating the Groundnuts. It seems that plant will grow best when the temperature is from 21-26.5 degree centigrade.

Mainly Kharif crops are expanding during June to September in the Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. In southern east regions, it’s grown as Rabi crops during the season of October to March.

To grow a seeds, the row to row distance is kept 30-45 cm and 5 cm depth behind the plough.

Groundnut (मूंगफली) Crop Types

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