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Effect of Planting Methods on Growth and Yield of Groundnut Cultivars

DOI: 10.18805/LR-546    | Article Id: LR-546 | Page : 74-80
Citation :- Effect of Planting Methods on Growth and Yield of Groundnut Cultivars.Legume Research.2021.(44):74-80
B.U. Olayinka, A.S. Abdulbaki, R.T. Mohammed, Hameed Alsamadany, R.B. Murtadha, Yahya Alzahrani, Ayinla Abdulaziz, K.A. Abdulkareem, E.O. Etejere abdulbakias@gmail.com
Address : Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina state, Nigeria.
Submitted Date : 30-12-2019
Accepted Date : 20-04-2020

Abstract

Background: The low yield in groundnut which can be partly attributed to poor land preparation methods necessitated the need for alternative strategy of land preparation that will promote higher productivity in groundnut farming. 
Methods: A field experiment was carried out in two separate locations between May and August in 2016 to assess the effect of planting methods on growth and yield of groundnut cultivars.
Result: The results revealed that groundnut crop sown on modified ridges and furrow with narrow furrow planting recorded significantly higher plant height, number of leaves, 50% flowering, yield attributes and yield when compared to other methods of  planting  All the groundnut cultivars responded positively to all planting methods except those grown on flat surface without beds. However, modified ridges and furrow with narrow furrow planting proved to be the best method.  

Keywords

Groundnut cultivars Growth Modified ridges and furrow yield.

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