About the Practice

The groundnut fields are immediately ploughed after the monsoon crop and the furrows are kept exposed till the onset of the next monsoon. It is believed that the fine soil and dust deposited on the furrows by the wind during summer benefits the groundnut being planted in the same furrows. Sometimes farmers incorporate small pieces of bricks in the soil as an alternative to trap wind-borne soil.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Jitubhai Desai
Agro-Ecological Zone: Central Highlands (Malwa), Gujarat Plain And Kathiawar Peninsula, Semi-Arid Eco Region
Address: Nana Kantheriya, Rajula
District: Amreli
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 365560

Practice Details

Crop: Ground nut
Crop Family: Legumes
Crop Scientific Name: (Arachis hypogaea)
Crop Vernacular Name: Cultivated peanut, goober nuts, monkey nuts, Moongfali, China badam,
Ingredients: Furrows filled with dust and fine soil

PAS 1:

The fine soil accumulating in the open furrows during the monsoon season are high in nutrients and moisture which initiates plant growth.

PAS 2:

“Farmers apply castor oil in the furrow prior to planting okra(Abelmoschus esculentus) in Jagudan, Mehsana District to enhance the luster of its fruits”

PAS 3:

“Paired-row planting and furrow irrigation had increased pod yield, saved water and enhanced WUE of groundnut under hot sub-humid conditions.” Mandal, K. G., A. K. Thakur, and S. Mohanty. "Paired-row planting and furrow irrigation increased light interception, pod yield and water use efficiency of groundnut in a hot sub-humid climate." Agricultural Water Management 213 (2019): 968-977."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/395 - Practice ID: DTP0010000003569

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