Effect of Earthing up Procedure on Enhancement in Yield of Different Groundnut Varieties Planted under Agro-Climatic Conditions of Malakand Division
Naeem Ahmad, Ahmad Zada, Akhtar Ali, Muhammad Junaid

Studies were carried out on various groundnut varieties which develop aerial pegs at the Agriculture Research Institute (N) Mingora, Swat during 2003-04 to find out whether the practice of earthing up and covering of the aerial pods could enhance yield. Based on yield and yield components data, it was concluded that those varieties in which earthing up was made i.e. ICGS-234, Parachinar and PI-924629 had maximum pods plant-1, 100 kernel weight, 20 pods length and pod yield as compared to check variety 429411 where no earthing up was applied. It is therefore concluded that the earthing up practice among those varieties which develop aerial pegs may boost up the pod yield.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jaes.v4n1a22