Studies on the Groundnut Pod Borers uri icon


  • Arachis hypogaea L. (groundnut or peanut) is mainly used as a dietarysupplement in the developed countries either as roasted and salted and eaten as asnack or as milled products. However, groundnuts are an important source ofdietary protein and lipid, especially in developing countries. In India, the world'slargest producer of groundnut, the oil is of prime importance as a cooking medium(Wightman and Amin, 1988), and in recent years this crop has gained a lot ofimportance due to shortage of edible oil. In India groundnut is grown in about 8m ha producing 7.2 million tonnes of pods with an average yield of 900 kg ha''(FAO, 1990). This reflects 45 per cent of the total oilseeds area contributing 55 percent of the total oilseeds in the country (NRCG. 1987). Although this cropoccupies a unique place in the country's oilseed production the import of edible oilhas gone up from time to time to meet the demand

publication date

  • 1992