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Effect of Sowing Date on Groundnuts in Sudan Gezira

  • Idris M. Nur (a1) and Ali A. E. Gasim (a1)

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A 4-year investigation of the effects of sowing date on three types of groundnut showed that the earlier the sowing date, the later was kernel initiation and kernel maturity. Early sowing resulted in a high pod yield, oil content and iodine number, but reduced the shelling percentage. The leaf area index ranged from 3·0 to 5·0, the highest value being obtained with early sowing and with non-upright bunch varieties.

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